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Freiherr von and to Franckenstein

The estate is located on the outskirts of Offenburg (area Ortenau) in the German wine-growing region to bathe, The story goes back to the 13th century to the then owners, the Knights of Bach. The oldest records of viticulture date from the year 1517. By marriage, the vineyards came in 1710 into the possession of the eponymous noble family, the barons of and to Franckenstein from Ullstadt. From 1985 to 2007, the winery was leased to Hubert Doll. After studying in Geisenheim and internship in New Zealand on the "Johner Estate" with Karl-Heinz Johner the company was taken over in 2008 by Stefan Huschler.

The vineyards cover 17.5 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Schützenberg in sole ownership (Berghaupten), Abtsberg and in sole ownership Neugesetz (Zell-Weierbach), as well as also in sole ownership Gut Alsenhof (run). They are with the white wine varieties Riesling, Pinot Gris ( Pinot Gris ) Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Chardonnay. Gewurztraminer and Traminer, as well as Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) planted.

According to the philosophy of the company, all viticultural and kellerwirtschaftlichen measures to noninvasive Usually limited to the essentials. It is practiced environmentally friendly viticulture and the necessary plant protection reduced to a minimum. The wines will be unmixed according to the terroir vinified. The red wines traditionally mature in the big wooden barrel and partly in Barrique, The white wines are matured after brined to eight-week fermentation in stainless steel tanks or in wooden barrels. The top wines from the best plots are called Big greenhouse marketed. The winery is a member of the Riesling association and has been working since 1992 VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).

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