„We have already been working in our vineyards according to the guidelines of the controlled environmentally friendly viticulture for more than 20 years. Since 2008 some sites of the company have been changed to organic production, in order to further develop our vineyard into this direction. As a young family we have to realise that an environmentally friendly, sustainable management cannot only be guided by the strict organic farming criteria in the long run. The concept of FAIR’N GREEN convinced us with its comprehensive approach that also takes into consideration the social commitment of our family- run business. We truly consider this as a tool to being a wine grower that works sustainably in harmony with nature, the region and the surrounding people. To also allow our children to experience the fascination of viticulture in a well-functioning environment.”
Wine grower Jochen Schmitt
The wine estate Egon Schmitt was founded in 1976 by Inge and Egon Schmitt with a size of about 7 hectares wine growing area and a few apple plantations. Prior to this, the business produced grapes for a local cooperative. In the meantime the vineyard grew to a size of more than 12 hectares. Since 1996 Jochen Schmitt has been involved in the business after finishing his studies. The company already works according to the principles of controlled environmentally friendly viticulture. Work in the vineyard and the cellar are characterised by a harmonic combination of sense of tradition and modern practices. In this sense there has for example already been a research project with the University of Applied Sciences Geisenheim. Besides Riesling, the vineyard cultivates Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. The red wines produced are Pinot Noir, Dornfelder and Cabernet Sauvignon. All sites are located nearby Dürkheim (Dürkheimer Nonnengarten, Spielberg, Ungsteiner Hochbenn, Fronhof, Herrenberg and Steinberg).
For further information, visit: http://www.weingut-egon-schmitt.de/