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Krämer Hermann & Stephan

The winery "ecological viticulture Kraemer" lies in the municipality Auernhofen (area Maindreieck) in the German cultivation area Franconia, It is run by Hermann and Stepan Krämer. On 75 hectares of arable land mainly bread cereals, vegetables, legumes and clover cultivated. There are also apartments offered. With the purchase of recultivated areas in the Tauber Valley in 1984 was also started with viticulture. Since the year 1990 the total enterprise decreases ecological Criteria according to the guidelines of the Ökoverband Naturland farmed.

The vineyards cover about four hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Hasennestle (Tauberzell) and Feuerstein (Röttingen). They are planted with the white varieties Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Johanniter, Bacchus and Riesling, as well as with the red varieties Regent and Schwarzriesling. For basic wines, grapes from certified biologists from the Steigerwald are also purchased (Bacchus, Scheurebe). The winery and the bottle warehouse are located in historic buildings on the farm.

The wines are made by spontaneous fermentation expanded without temperature control in stainless steel and a large wooden barrel made of Frankish oak (half piece and piece barrel). They store until shortly before the part without filtration conducted bottling on the lees, A late one sulfurization takes place well below the legal limits. For individual wines, an addition of 15 to 20% mash fermentation and Macération carbonique shares, The premium wines are Silvaner Silex and Silvaner Muschelkalk 15. Every year 20,000 to 24,000 bottles of wine are produced. It also produces brandies and organic honey. The winery is also a member of the Franconian Ökowinzern.

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