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Grosse Friedrich

The estate is located in the community Westhofen in the German wine-growing region Rheinhessen, It was founded in 1763 by Johann Michael Groebe. Since then, the coat of arms with the old Christian sign for wine, the St. Andrew's Cross out. After extensive construction measures since 2012, the winery with all farm buildings is located completely in Westhofen; the Biebesheim site was abandoned. The company is managed by Dipl. Ing. Oenologist Friedrich Groebe. The vineyards cover nine hectares of vines in the VDP-classified single layers single layers Aulerde. parish. Morstein and Steingrube (Westhofen). They are planted to 70% with Riesling, and Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Silvaner, Scheurebe, Portuguese.

The management is carried out according to the rules of organic viticulture or Integrated pest management, These include of course growing greening, as well as abandonment of mineral fertilization and herbicides, To combat mildew come next sulfur also environmentally friendly fungicides with longer duration of action for use. The animal pests are using beneficials and by means of disrupter kept in check insecticides is waived. Great attention is focused on pruning and laid a careful soil and foliage treatment.

The musts will be spontaneous fermented, with special emphasis on a slow and cool fermentation. The fermentation and the expansion of the wines is traditionally and exclusively in large oak barrels (piece size). The wines are made according to the VDP classification in the three lines Great location (Fruit sweet Prädikatsweine from late harvest), local wines (Westhofener) and estate wines (GROEBE à la carte) marketed and exported worldwide. The winery is a member of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).

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