Wine Estate Baumgartner

"Our sons want to continue our winery someday. We want to leave untouched vineyards to them and subsequent generations. Sustainable working and careful handling of natural conditions are therefore extremely important to us."

-  Sandra and Lukas Baumgartner

About the estate

Our family business is located in the largest, independent wine-growing village in the canton of Aargau, Switzerland. Tegerfelden is part of the winegrowing region of the Lower Aare valley and lies geographically between Aare and Rhine, in the Zurzibiet.

The love for the job, the joy of beautiful wines, the openness for new things and the drive for innovation accompany us every day. As independent winemakers we produce only wines from our own vineyards. We also offer our profession as a service to many hobby and non-profit winemakers and vinify their grapes in our cellar.

On about 12.5 hectares of vineyards in the communities Tegerfelden, Ennetbaden / Goldwand, Lengnau, Endingen and Klingnau we cultivate ten different grape varieties.

 

 

From the vineyard to the final product

The production of fine quality wines begins in the vineyard. The selection of the grape variety and its clones, the rootstocks and the training system must be adapted to the existing soil and the local microclimate. Mature and healthy grape goods from cultivated vineyards and adapted yield are the basis for high quality wines.

In addition to the careful and environmentally friendly, integrated production (IP) we select and sort the grapes in the vineyard in grades. The various types of wine are finally made from the individual grape items. This is the beginning of the individual pressing and maturing methods of the individual wines, which are pursued out consistently right down to the glass.

The aim of these expenses is to produce pure, vintage and location-typical, noble quality wines of incomparable character and personal style.

 

 

Contact the Estate

Baumgartner Weinbau
Dorfstrasse 37
5306 Tegerfelden

T +41 56 245 28 01
info@baumgartner-weinbau.ch

https://www.baumgartner-weinbau.ch

https://www.baumgartner-weinbau.ch

 

Wine Estate Thomas Leithner

"Comprehensive sustainability that goes far beyond the use of pesticides and cellar work. Maintaining what 10 generations have achieved and passing it on to the next generation has always been our aspiration. We were looking for a concept that demanded practicality, resource conservation and further development. With FAIR'N GREEN we have found a certificate that corresponds to our idea of sustainable viticulture."

Wine Estate Thomas Leithner

The winery Thomas Leithner is located in Langenlois in the Kamptal in Austria and is a traditional family business, which grows both red and white grape varieties. Stylistically, they rely on character wines that reflect their origins. The company is currently managed by Thomas Leithner, his son works in the winery and the next generation is already in the starting blocks.

The estate currently cultivates just over ten hectares of vineyards, with the most important grape varieties being Grüner Veltliner, Riesling and, of course, Zweigelt. The aim of the winery is to produce terroir-based, strong and authentic wines from region-typical grape varieties which will taste great even after many years in the bottle. Much of the production is sold abroad, as the wine style is increasingly popular outside Austria as well.

 

Contact

Weingut Thomas Leithner

Walterstraße 46
3550 Langenlois, Austria

Tel. +43(0) 2734/2552

Fax +43(0) 2734/2552-4

kontakt@thomas-leithner.at
Link zum Weingut: hier

 

Wine Estate Baron di Pauli

"We spare no effort nor make any compromise in our striving to create outstanding wines of character. Vineyard yields are reduced to a minimum so that the vines can concentrate their entire strength in just a few grapes that are then picked by hand. Our highly motivated team shares not just our passion for wine, but also our desire for perfection."

Wine Estate Baron di Pauli

The wine estate Baron Di Pauli consists of two wine farms: the “Arzenhof” in Caldaro and the “Höfl unterm Stein” in Söll near Tramin.

The 10.5-hectare Arzenhof is located above the Kalterer Lake in a perfect location for red wine growing. The vineyards of the estate are located 250 to 400 m above sea level on a southeastern slope. The wines “Kalkofen”, “Carano” and “Arzio” are cultivated in these special vineyards.

The estate "Höfl unterm Stein" with its 4.5 hectares of vineyards is located in Söll above Tramin. On the south-east slope, which is between 480 and 550 m high, the white grape varieties find ideal conditions on strong, loamy limestone gravel soils. The wines "Enosi", "Exilissi" and "Exilissi Sell" come from these locations.

In addition to its wine production, the estate also maintains apartments that invite you to linger on the idyllic Lake Caldaro.

 

History

The winery Baron Di Pauli is one of the most traditional wine-growing businesses in South Tyrol. The winery has existed for over 300 years and supplied among other things already the court of the Austrian Empire as well as the Tsar's court in St. Petersburg.

The family from Carano in Val Di Fiemme settled in Caldaro in the 18th century. The name Di Pauli quickly became associated with the town of Kaltern am See. For a period of 25 years, even the entire Lake Kaltern was owned by the Di Pauli family, until it was bought by the municipality of Kaltern in 1901.

From Baron Pius Di Pauli (97), the administration of the winery went to Dr. Ing. Carl Philipp Baron Hohenbühel a few years ago. He was also responsible for the merger with Cantina Kellerei Kaltern in 1998. There, the winery produces wines for the premium segment of the cooperative.

Weingut Baron di Pauli

Via delle Cantine 12

I-39052 Caldaro BZ

Tel. +39 0471 966067

info@barondipauli.com

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Cantina Kaltern

"Small-scale viticulture has been practiced in Caldaro for centuries. Fair'n Green supports us in our endeavor to create the necessary conditions for this and to preserve it in the future. "

Tobias Zingerle, Managing Director

 

The winery

The winery Cantina Kaltern was born from the merger of the original four local cellar cooperatives. In 1986, the "Erste Kellerei" and the "Neue Kellerei" (founded in 1900 and 1925) had joined to form the winery "Erste + Neue". In 1992, the other two wineries - the “Bauernkellerei” and the “Jubiläumskellerei” (founded in 1906 and 1908) - formed the Kellerei Kaltern. In 2016, the merger of Erste+Neue and Cantina Kaltern lead to today's “Kellerei Cantina Kaltern”.

There are about 1000 winegrowers In caldaro. The majority of them have less than one hectare of land. The Cantina Kaltern itself has 650 members with a total vineyard area of 471 hectares. 3.4 million bottles of red and white wine are produced each year.

Many of the member companies maintain in addition to the vineyards also apartments or guest rooms.

 

The cooperative

Many vineyards of Cantina Caldaro have been family owned for a long time. The formerly common division among several heirs led to a strong fragmentation in many small wine plots. Processing and marketing the harvest on its own is no longer economical here. Nevertheless, these areas continue to be managed. For this reason, a large part of the winemakers Kalterns is organized cooperatively. Here, the members are not only pure suppliers, but co-owners of the winery.

Most of the members of the cooperative are not winegrowers or winegrowers in the main occupation, but carry out another professional activity. However, they devote part of the working time or their free time to the vineyards. Frequently, the entire family is included, as many jobs in the vineyard are done by hand. The members of the cooperative are professionally assisted by agronomists and oenologists and supported and trained in viticultural matters.

The cooperative system is not only an important economic factor in Caldaro, but also a social triple point in the city. Numerous social activities - such as wine festivals or cultural events - are initiated, planned and carried out through the cooperative. The Kellerei Kaltern is thus an important social player for the town and the entire region.

 

The sustainability principle

For a historically grown and locally rooted wine cooperative, sustainability plays a crucial role on many levels. This starts with the cooperative's business model, in which every member is also the owner of the winery. The ecological sustainability is strengthened by targeted measures of the winery and the members: it is, for example, much more efficient and thus resource-efficient to process the grapes of the city in a central winery instead of four different smaller wineries. In the course of a comprehensive modernization, the cellars and operating buildings of Cantina Kaltern were recently rebuilt and extensively modernized.

Regular training courses, joint meetings and vineyard visits with wine and environmental consultants are organized for the members of the cooperative. In order to achieve a high quality of grapes, all members must adhere to the commonly defined rules. At the same time, training is also being provided to promote biodiversity and environmentally-friendly plant protection. The work in the vineyard is documented and externally reviewed.

In addition, Cantina Kaltern supports and promotes the small member businesses and thus actively contributes to the preservation of a unique cultural landscape on Lake Caldaro.

 

Kellerei Cantina Kaltern 

Kellereistraße 12
I-39052 Kaltern . Caldaro

Tel. +39 0471 966067
info@kellereikaltern.com

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Estate “Zum Sternen”

The vinery “Zum Sternen”

The winery “Zum Sternen” in Aargau dates back to the 13th century in its long history. It has been managed by the Meier family for many generations. It also runs a guest house on the grounds of the company and maintains the most renowned and largest vine nursery in Switzerland on the vineyards of the winery. The vineyard Meier supplies with its own selection and trial all Swiss wine regions and neighboring countries with young grapes.
The winery “Zum Sternen” only processes its own harvest. In the geologically diverse and climatically preferred lower Aare valley, the various terroirs offer the classic grape varieties the chance to grow on ideal soil. In the vineyard of the winery, the visitor can get to know more than 200 species from all over the world.
The winery has a modern stylish wine cellar building: the “Sternentrotte”. This facility has been adapted to the well thought-out workflow of the winery, which allows vinification using gravity. The building also has an elegant sensory room with its own small wine lab.
For conferences and seminars, the Weingut “Zum Sternen” provides a modern conference room with good seminar infrastructure in the Villa Lang.

 

Management

The estate manages a variety of vineyards in Aaargau. The most prominent of these is the deep vineyard of the former monastery Sion in Klingnau. Wines from Würrelingen are characterized by beautiful fruit flavors and rich-soft palate fullness. The grape varieties grown on the vineyards are: Riesling-Silvaner, Sauvignon-Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Malbec.

A special feature of the winery is the star cellar. This 130m long vault is still from the original medieval plant. In this wine cellar, the selected wines of the winery mature in 90 containers, including aging in oak barrels.

Some Pinot Noir of the winery were added to the treasury of Swiss wine.

Since 1995, Andreas and Manuel Meier manage the companies “Weingut Zum Sternen” and “Rebschule Meier”, which have joined together to form a limited partnership. In 2000, the cellar was more than doubled and a tank system with temperature control was installed. The “Villa lang”, the first building for the Rebveredlung, has been renovated and converted into an event room. Most recently, a new construction of the wine processing facility was built in 2012, the “Star Trotte”.

Weingut “Zum Sternen”

Rebschulweg 2
CH-5303 Würrenlingen

Tel. +41 56 297 10 02

office@weingut-sternen.ch

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Estate Nelles

The winery was mentioned in documents under the name Nellis in 1479. From the local interest index it is mentioned that Peter Nelis is the tenant of a “wyngartz at the buysch portzen”. For this property an unusually high interest rate was paid to the lords of the castle “Landskrone”. Then as now it is an excellent vineyard. For the date of the documentary mention is still the brand name 1479N. Thomas Nelles has been running the business since the 1970s. He is supported by his son Philip. The company is a member of the VDP.

The winery Nelles is managed by Thomas and Philipp Nelles. It covers 8.5 hectares of vineyards, mostly steep slopes with a slope of more than 30%. Here, the grape varieties Spätburgunder, Frühburgunder, Domina, Riesling and Pinot Gris are cultivated to the highest quality level. Since the 80s, the house sells the two premium wines”B48″ and “B52”.

The locations

The vineyards are located in the best vineyard locations of the climatically particularly mild lower Ahr valley. The steep slate floors absorb the heat of the sun and give it back to our plants at night. So the wines are so rich, strong and full-bodied.

The vineyard consists of greywacke and slate. The roots of the vines penetrate many meters deep into the rock. This favors a deep, mineral taste. The wines of this location are characterized by a very good shelf life.

This location has Devon schist and volcanic rock as underground. Above is a dense loess pad. Here are wines with fullness and body, but also a lot of elegance and fruitiness.

The geologically very young sandstone in Neuenahr with its many fossil inclusions comes from the ice age. The location has an intact fauna. So there is a specius of wild bees, which is unique in Europe and protected. Powerful and bodily wines with opulent fruitiness grow on this vineyard.

Gentle management of the vineyard

For fertilization, large quantities of manure, straw and other organic humus substances are used. This almost eliminates mineral fertilization. By mulching the weeds in the vineyards, the farm also improves the humus content and soil life in the vineyards.
Only plant treatment agents are used that protect beneficial organisms. Thus, the balance is preserved in nature and you get the natural enemies of the pests. To reduce the yield, fewer fruit buds are cut during the winter cut.

Vinification

In our wine cellar brilliant Pinot Noir with a silky soft fragrance is created. The white wines of the winery convince by a harmonious acidity and pleasant fruitiness. This is not least the result of the particularly gentle processing in the wine cellar.

The grapes are completely destemmed before fermentation. This means they are processed without stem and stems. So the wine becomes tender and velvety. In addition, there is no heating of the grapes. The winery relies on traditional mash fermentation to preserve the typical expression of Ahr wines. One sets in the expansion on natural self-clarification. It takes a little longer, but it is gentler on the wines.

There are no fining agents used. This would remove minerals and other important wine ingredients. To give some wines stability, ground rock flour is used.

All wines are separated according to grape variety in oak barrels and the best red wines filled if possible without filtration on bottles.

Weingut Nelles

Göppinger Str. 13a
53474 Heimersheim

Tel: 02641/24349
info@weingut-nelles.de

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Estate Kirsten

The winery

The family winery Kirsten is surrounded by steep slopes on the Moselle. , Everything began with some vineyards in Klüsserath - of which there is a parcel in the Klüsserather Brotherhood Moselfront. From a small farm has become a renowned steep vineyard through him.

The total of more than 14 hectares of vineyards spread over 70 parcels of the winery lined up along the Moselle and are located in the places Klüsserath, Pölich, Mehring, Longuich and Köwerich. More than 14 varieties of wine are cultivated in this area, including Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and three different types of sparkling wine.

Since 1992, the company is run by Bernhard Kirsten and his wife.

Management

Bernhard Kirsten made his first experiments with organic farming in 2007.

The company relies on spontaneous fermentation. Only with dry wines, which do not ferment to end, pure breeding yeasts are added.

The winery has produced some premium wines in recent years, e.g. the Riesling "1904", "Geldern pur", "Herzstück" and the "Heldensekt". In particular, the sparkling wine is characterized by a precision that is by no means common on the Moselle.

The winery relies primarily on dry wines. Only the harvest from the Pölicher Held serves to produce sweet wines and sparkling wine.

The vineyards

The winery has no contiguous vineyards, but maintains a few isolated small plots in the best vineyards around Klüsserath.

These are located on the following locations:

  • Klüsserather Bruderschaft
  • Köwericher Lauretiuslay
  • Pölicher Held
  • Mehringer Zellerberg
  • Longuicher Maximer Herrenberg
  • Longuicher Dicke Kuh

Schlossgut Liebieg GmbH

Krainstraße 5
D-54340 Klüsserath

Tel. 6507-99115
Fax 6507-99113

mail@weingut-kirsten.de
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Estate Bamberger

"Sustainability - the term has almost become a buzzword. But we at the wine estate Bamberger do not just want to have a say in it - we want to participate and think about sustainability. Hence being a member of Fair and Green is a self-evident for us because this seal is all-encompassing. As comprehensive as our actions in dealing with nature, the people with whom we live and work and with profitability, risk and return. It's really simple and difficult at the same time, because it's all-encompassing.
Heiko Bamberger

The estate Bamberger for still and sparkling wine is located in Meddersheim an der Nahe. For generations the family cultivates grapes in excellent steep slopes. the Monzinger Frühlingsberg, the Meddersheimer Altenberg and the Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg. Heiko Bamberger and his wife Ute run the business in which young and old work hand in hand on the 15 hectares of vineyards.  The highest vineyards are at almost 300 m over NN. The highlight of the collection is the Winzersekt, which is made according to the traditional method. Enormous passion and perfectionist ambitions put Bambergers into sparkling wine production traditional bottle fermentation.

 

 

The champagne matures in the bottle, is up to five years on the yeast and will conscientiously be turned by hand. In 2016, the Gault Millau reported: "You can recognize the classic craft production of sparkling wine in the cellar: this is where the heart of the company beats. " Falstaff sums up: "There is something like a renaissance of sparkling wine in Germany. Someone who is co-responsible for this is Heiko Bamberger. "

In terms of viticulture Heiko relies on the classic grape varieties Riesling and Burgundy. With much care he brings from the soils of the Nahetal, which are characterized by red sandstone, quartzite and slate, wines with mineral seasoning, lots of clarity and finesse. As different as the terroir, so individual are the Wines: In the character impetuous, good or playful.

Highlighting the strengths of the wine and sparkling wine is the concern of the Bambergers. They reduced their assortment list, which sharpened their profile. Even in the external design has the Wine and Sektgut further developed: A new, authentic internet presence expresses its focus on high-profile sparkling wine and strong character wine explicitly.

Wein- und Sektgut Bamberger

Heiko und Ute Bamberger
Römerstraße 10
55566 Meddersheim

Kontakt:

Tel. +49 (0) 6751 2624
kontakt@weingut-bamberger.de

Link zum Weingut: hier

 

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Wine Estate Siener

"By becoming a member of FAIR'N GREEN, we want to have our sustainable production certified, which translates into more transparency for our customers and even more sharing and control at every step in our work, and we believe it will optimize our operations in many areas - our contribution to environmental protection and social responsibility."

 Peter Siener

"For three generations, the Winery Siener has been all about family and wine. Peter and Denise and their daughters Paula and Helena live in the traditional Winzerhaus on the Wine Route. Since Peter's entry into the company in 2000, new approaches have been taken in reducing yields, developing wines and marketing, with great recognition and much success. Peter Siener is as deeply-rooted in Birkweiler as his vines are rooted in the soils of the foothills of the Palatinate mountains.
He has established himself rapidly in the wine scene over the last few years. His wines are like him character heads, occasionally a little stubborn, but unmistakable, with a lot of backbone and always worth the patience. Power, acidity and length mate in a variety of ways with freshness and tension. "

Winery Siener

Weinstraße 31
D-76831 Birkweiler
Telefon 0 63 45 - 35 39
Fax 0 63 45 - 91 91 00
info@weingutsiener.de

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Sustainable Wine from Germany by Vinyard Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof

Wine estate Nik Weis – St. Urbanshof

“For me, FAIR’N GREEN is the modern alternative to existing sustainability, environmental and eco audits. My own motto is “con natura – no invicem”, that is with nature and not against it. For me it is self-evident that great wines can only be produced and the viticulture related cultural landscape can only be preserved for future generations, if work is done with nature and its environment and not against it. So far this corporate philosophy has not been communicated externally with an audit label or the membership in an association. With FAIR’N GREEN this is now happening and, in my opinion, according to the best and holistic manner. FAIR’N GREEN does not only commit to the protection of the environment and the sustainable management, but also includes fair, social, societal and cultural interactions. This means taking sustainability one step further ahead.”

The winegrower Nik Weis

 

Ockfener Bockstein                                                                             Piesport

Tradition and Commitment

Our family life has always been impacted by wine. Our deep respect for tradition in our region asserts the particular quality of our wines. That is why we work both in the vineyard as well as in the cellar attentively and in accordance with nature. The vineyard St. Urbans-Hof was established 1947 by Nicolaus Weis. His grandson runs the business in the 3rd generation. It is well reputed for its excellent spectrum of sitings which expand over the rivers Mosel and Saar. With 34 hectares of property the vineyards St. Urbans-Hof is one of the largest privately run vineyards in the region.

Philosophy

Riesling is one of the most traditional wines in Germany and. for centuries, has been home to the steep hills of Mosel, Saar and Ruwer. It produced fruity wines full of elegance. We committed entirely to this noble wine and therefore produce Riesling that reflects the terroir of the individual sitings. We engage in traditional cultivation methods that have been used for centuries. For example, this includes the single pile education where the wine is bound in a heart shaped to the pile. This way the bend wine is standing parallel to the slope and frontally to the sun and ensures a maximised leaf area that can capture the sun rays. An intensive manual soil work allows the slate to remain absorbent for the wine. This is the basis for the mineral character of our wines. Through thorough labour with the leaves, the sun can penetrate to reach the grapes which is important for building up aroma.

We always hold in respect to have low yields that we achieve with short cuts and the partial elimination of the grapes in late summer. Moreover, it is important to harvest as late as possible to assert a long phase of maturing and a good development of aroma. We only harvest manually and carry the grapes in so-called “Hotten” on our backs from the vineyard. Also the processing of the grapes is carried out in a considerate manner. They are squeezed shortly by crushing facilities that are located above the squeezing machines to facilitate the disintegration of the aroma. After squeezing in pneumatic stainless steal squeezers the grape must runs, without pumps, into containers where the turbid material can settle overnight. From there the clear grape juice runs into stainless steel tanks where the fermentation takes place. The slow and temperature controlled fermentation and the subsequent maturation in traditional “Fuder” – barrels asserts harmonic and polished wines that, even after years, still have a fresh taste.

Our sitings
Leiwener Laurentiuslay, Ockfener Bockstein, Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, Wiltinger Schlangengraben, Mehringer Blattenberg, Schodener Saarfeilser Marienberg

For further information, visit:

http://www.urbans-hof.de/cms/en_start-1002.html

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