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Sandwiese

The estate is located in the community Worms-Herrnsheim (area Wonnegau) in the German wine-growing region Rheinhessen, but there are also vineyards in the palatinate, In 1999, a newly built company building was moved in and the winery was named after its new location. A hotel and a restaurant are connected. The company is run by Daniel and Eva-Maria Schäfer in the third generation of the family, supported by their parents Bertold and Marianne Schäfer. The vineyards cover 30 hectares of vineyards in the Rheinhessener individual layers Nonnenwingert (Worms) and Castle (Herrnsheim), as well as in the Palatinate individual situation Reiterpfad (Ruppert Berg). They are with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Dorsa, Blue Portugal, Merlot and Schwarzriesling, and with the white varieties Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Silvaner, Gewürztraminer, Gelber Muskateller, Müller-Thurgau, Scheurebe, Ortega, Huxelrebe and Siegerrebe planted.

Quality enhancing measures in the vineyard are Defoliation the grape zone and selective harvest with the goal fully ripe and healthy grapes. The white wines are fermented cool and aromatic, the red wines go through the classic maceration, Depending on the type of wine, the aging takes place in a steel tank or in barrique. The wines are marketed in three lines. These are the top line "Fels" with wines from the above mentioned best locations, the line "Stein" with wines from selected grapes, as well as the baseline "Sand". Among the premium wines are the Barrique red wine cuvée "Sandspiel" and the white wine "Sauvignon Blanc". In weather-appropriate years are also noble sweet Specials pressed. Furthermore, bottle-fermented sparkling wines, brandies (wine, fruit), wine jelly, Cherry wine and grape juice produced.

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