The "ecological wine and champagne Norbert Helde" is located in the community Sasbach-Jechtingen (range Kaiserstuhl) in the German wine-growing region to bathe
, The roots of the family of winegrowers reach back to the time of the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648). The grandparents of today's owner Martin and Maria Helde began bottling wine during the Second World War. With the acquisition by Hermann and Gertrud Helde in 1960 and the creation of new vineyards and orchards, the estate developed to its present size. Since 2005, the company is run by Norbert Helde. The vineyards cover 8.5 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Eichert, Hochberg and Steingrube (Jechtingen). They are planted with the white varieties Riesling, Grüner Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Muscat and Müller-Thurgau, as well as with the red varieties Pinot Noir and Cabernet Carbon.
In 1990 was on ecobiological
Changed management, followed a year later joining the Bioland Association
, Since 1992, all products have been certified according to these guidelines. On chemical Pesticides
is waived. It's going to be natural greening
set with herbs and flowering plants, the rows of vines are farther apart than usual. Great emphasis is placed on selective reading with multiple passes. The wines are produced in stainless steel tanks sorted and fruity in four lines. The estate wines are literware without position indication. The traditional line includes dry wines from hand picked grapes from low yield areas with 50 to 70 hl / ha. The selection wines from hand picked grapes come from old, yield-reduced vineyards. The premium line is named after the Jechtinger farmer and poet Emil Gött (1864-1908). It also produces sparkling wines, flaschenvergorene sect, liqueurs and spirits (pomace, yeast, grape, wine, fruit).