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Castle Wackerbarth

The wine and sparkling wine "Sächsisches Staatsweingut GmbH - Wackerbarth Castle" is located in Radebeul in the German wine-growing region Saxony, It was founded in 1727 under August Christoph Graf von Wackerbarth (1662-1734). This served the Elector of Saxony Friedrich August I (1670-1733), better known as "August the Strong", which at that time was also the most prominent customer. The sparkling wine cellar was founded in 1836 and is the third oldest in Germany. In the year 2002 a comprehensive renovation as well as the construction of the manufactory with visitor guidance was completed and the plant opened as the first experience winery of Europe. In the castle complex is also an inn.

The winery is today owned by the Saxon Construction Bank GmbH, managing director is Sonja Schilg, cellar master Jürgen Aumüller. The partly steep terraced vineyards cover about 90 hectares of vineyards along the Elbe river in the steep individual layers Heinrichsburg (Seußlitz), as well as Golden carriage. Johannisberg and Steinrücken (Radebeul). They are planted with the white varieties Riesling (25 ha), Müller-Thurgau, Kerner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Traminer, Scheurebe, Goldriesling and Bacchus, and the red varieties Pinot Noir, Dornfelder and Frühburgunder. Great emphasis is placed on optimal maturity of the grapes with the aim of characteristic varietal wines. The average yields are 38 to 45 hl / ha. There are also regularly high-quality wines such as Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and ice wines pressed. Furthermore, bottle-fermented sects are produced. The winery is a member of the wine association Saxony eV and in the Association of German sparkling wine.

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