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Castle Ortenberg

The estate is located in the municipality Ortenberg in the district Käfersberg (area Ortenau) in the German wine-growing region to bathe, It is named after the 1838-1843 rebuilt castle grounds, but which is only named after. A youth hostel is set up in the middle of the vineyard area. The winery was only established in 1997 from a merger of the already founded in 1300 St. Andrew Hospital Hospital in the possession of the city of Offenburg and the Ortenaukreis belonging experimental vineyard Schloss Ortenberg. The manager and managing director is Matthias Wolf BA, the cellar master is Hans-Peter Rieflin.

The vineyards cover 45 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Abtsberg (Zell-Weierbach), heap (Zunsweier), Nollenköpfle (Gengenbach), as well as Andreasberg and the almost completely owned Schlossberg (Ortenberg). They are with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as with the white wine varieties Klingelberger (Riesling), Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Kerner, Scheurebe, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Gris, Silvaner and Muskateller planted. In the vineyard is carried out consistently close to nature and environmentally friendly management, for example greening. disrupter by means of pheromones, mushroom- and insect-resistant farming, planting of biotope areas, reduced yields and manual harvesting in several rounds.

The quality criteria in the winemaking are temperature-controlled cold fermentation, malolactic fermentation (usually with the reds and individual white Burgundersorten) and long Hefelager. On the bottle label no single layers are given, but it is the winery and grape variety in the foreground. The wines are marketed in two product lines. These are the entry-level "St.-Andreas" and the premium line "Schloss Ortenberg". Bottle-fermented sect and brandies (pomace) are also produced. The company is a supporting member of Slow Food,

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