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Braun Fritz

The "Wein- und Sektgut Braun" is located in the community of Meckenheim (Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße area) in the German wine-growing region palatinate, Grapes have been grown in the family for 200 years. The estate came into being in the 1970s through marriage and subsequent merging, although curiously there was a Fritz Braun in both companies. Fritz Braun has now transferred day-to-day operations to his two sons. Michael Braun (state-certified viticulture technician) is responsible for the cellar, Martin Braun (graduate in wine economics) is supported by cellar master Kristoffer Graß, and Franz Käferböck is responsible for the outside business.

The vineyards cover 40 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Neuberg and Spielberg (Meckenheim), Bubeneck and Kirchenstück (Ellerstadt) and Haßloch (Leisböhl). The range of varieties includes the white varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, as well as the red varieties Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Portugieser, St. Laurent and Cabernet Sauvignon. Other varieties are also cultivated in smaller quantities. The management and maintenance of the vines in soil maintenance and pest control is carried out using environmentally friendly measures.

Through selective harvesting, only ripe and healthy grapes are processed. The winemaking is based on the principle “less is more” in order to emphasize the variety and origin of the wines. The emotional connection to the product wine is illustrated on the company's website by the saying "Rain makes the grass grow, wine the conversation". Depending on the type of wine, the wines are aged in steel tanks, large wooden barrels or barriques. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines, Secco (sparkling wines), Eiswein, Grape juices and wine jelly generated. Around 300,000 bottles of wine are produced annually, which are sold in specialist shops, upscale restaurants and to private customers. The winery is a member of Generation Riesling and Wine Changes.

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