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The winery is located in the municipality Birkweiler (area Southern Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate, The company was built by Franz and Ulrike Gies in 1976. Since the year 1999 he is already run by the fourth generation of the family trained as a viticulture technician Volker Gies. From the tasting room you can enjoy an impressive panoramic view of most of the vineyards. These cover 22 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Kastanienbusch. Mandelberg and Rosenberg (Birkweiler), Seligmacher (Ranschbach), Latt (Albersweiler), Kalmit (Ilbesheim), as well In the sunshine (Siebeldingen).

The Riesling is the leading variety of the farm and dominates with a third of the vineyard mainly on Rotliegendem (Slate, granite, red mudstone), Buntsandstein and Kalktertiär. Other white wines are Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot Gris ) Sauvignon Blanc. Scheurebe. Chardonnay and Viognier, as red wines Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Syrah. Merlot. Cabernet Dorio and Cabernet Cubin cultivated. In the vineyard, natural, environmentally friendly viticulture is practiced. This is very important short pruning. Defoliation. thin out and selective grape harvest.

In the technically modernized cellar with several levels is a gentle processing. Only the red wines are in Barrique expanded. Especially in the main red grape variety Spätburgunder slightly larger barrels are used to not let the woody notes become too dominant. In order to preserve the natural fruit the Spätburgunder are fermented through the mash after twelve days at the latest. Layer names are used only for the upper quality lines of the four grape varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Most of these white vineyard wines are aged in large, used wooden barrels. There will also be a Pinot Blanc & Chardonnay sparkling wine with traditional bottle fermentation produced. The winery is a member of the association "Südpfalz ConneXion".

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