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Eymann Rainer

The estate is located in the municipality of Gönnheim (Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße area) in the German wine-growing region palatinate on the so-called high terraces of the Rhine, The family business is run by Rainer, Ingeborg and Vincent Eymann. The vineyards cover 15 hectares of vines in the individual layers of Mandelgarten and Sonnenberg (Gönnheim). The most important grape varieties are Riesling and Pinot Noir, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, as well as smaller portions of Silvaner, Muskateller, Merlot and St. Laurent.

The winery is one of the eco-pioneers, since has been with since the takeover in 1982 ecological Management started. Since 2006 Biodynamic viticulture according to the rules of the associations Naturland and DEMETER operated. These include a diverse range greening in order to preserve natural soil fertility and create a habitat for a species-rich fauna, a careful one foliage care, as well as gentle tillage to reduce fungal diseases, During the growth cycle the vines are made with biodynamic preparations made from herbs, stone flour and compost treated.

The grapes are picked by hand. After spontaneous fermentation The white wines mature for a long time until March (local wines) or July (selection Toreye) on the whole yeast to support the natural clarification and development of flavorings, They will usually only be used once filtered and without using fining agents bottled. The red wines basically go through one maceration and ripen in traditional wooden barrels or in barriques, depending on the grape variety. The Pinot Noir selection wines in particular are aged in barriques for up to 18 months. The name of the reserve wine line "Selection Toreye" (like the family name) goes back to the Lehnshof Toreye (mhdt. "Zur Aue") mentioned in 1350 and is also a symbol of the family coat of arms. The top segment is made up of the wines from the old vines of individual plots in Sonnenberg (loess, lime) and almond garden (loess rich in lime, clay). In addition, bottle-fermented sparkling wines (with 24 to 60 months of yeast storage), Secco (sparkling wines), fine brandies (grapes, pomace) and grape juices are also produced.

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