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Diefenhardt's winery

The estate is located in the community Martinsthal in the German wine-growing region Rheingau, It looks back on a history and tradition of several hundred years. The cellars still in use today are from the 17th century. In 1917 Jacob Diefenhardt acquired the possession of Baron von Reichenau. Since that time, the winery is managed in the family estate; today by the family Seyffardt. After studying in Geisenheim, one year in Stellenbosch (South Africa) as a winemaker and then six months at Bodega Etchart in Cafayate (Argentina) as a consultant Peter Seyffardt 1981 went into the family business. This is led by him since 1998. In the meantime, daughter Julia has joined the company and now brings in her ideas. The predominantly steep vineyards cover nearly 17 hectares of vineyards in the layers Langenberg, Roedchen and Wildsau (Martinsthal), as well as Rothenberg (Rauenthal). They are exclusively planted with the two varieties Riesling (75%) and Pinot Noir (25%).

In the vineyard is preservation and improvement of soil fertility with the aim of ecological Balance between soil and vine in the first place. Quality criteria are optimization of the leaf fruit ratio, organic fertilization, low yields, thin out the grapes, timely defoliation the grape zone, negative selections and selective hand picking. In the basement, these are whole cluster pressing, primary clarification, controlled fermentation, long yeast storage and varietal and vineyard pure expansion. The Spätburgunder red wines are exclusively aged in barrique barrel. The quality pyramid includes the three VDP classification levels, The winery is a longtime member of the VDP,

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