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Sommerhausen Castle

The estate is located in the commune of Sommerhausen (Maindreieck area) in the German wine-growing region Franconia, It was founded in 1435 by Schenk Konrad IV von Limpurg (1396–1482). The coronation wines of German kings and emperors have been produced here for centuries as the “cellar” of the inheritance of the Holy Roman Empire. The Steinmann family bought the old castle estate in 1968 and renovated it true to the original. The family's roots go back to 1537. The castle built in 1435 mainly serves as a picturesque backdrop for festivities of all kinds. The wine production is outsourced to a newly built cellar building on the outskirts. Today, the 15th generation is managed by Martin Steinmann.

Schlos Sommerhausen - castle building

The vineyards cover 20 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Kapellenberg (Eibelstadt), Sonnenstuhl (Randersacker), as well Reifenstein and Steinbach (Sommerhausen). The white wines are Sylvaner. Riesling. Müller-Thurgau. muscatel. Bacchus, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Rieslaner. Auxerrois, Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Chardonnay. Scheurebe. Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer that reactivated from the winery Bukettrebe and the one discovered and selected by Johann Kaspar Steinmann in 1964 Blue Silvaner, The red wines are Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Domina and Frühburgunder, Since 2011 the vineyards ecologically and sustainable farmed. Production and sales are carried out according to the certified rules of Fair'n Green,

The three main focal points in the winery range apply Aroma. terroir and sparkling wine, The product range is according to the VDP classification model divided into large location, first location and estate wines. The white wines are in the stainless steel tank developed, the red wines mature in French barriques, Selected estate wines are processed into bottle-fermented cults, which are stored on the lees for three years in the historic sparkling wine cellar from 1435. The premium products of the house are the VDP.Grossen Gewächse (Silvaner and Riesling) from the Steinbach-Alttenberg 1172 location, as well as the Le Grand Blanc, Le Grand Rosé and Le Grand Riesling sparkling wines with vintage designation. The very sweet Rarities are stored in the treasury until the optimal time to enjoy. There are also various noble ones fires produced, some of which mature in small oak barrels. Around 10,000 bottles of sparkling wine from the “avec pläsier line” are produced annually (Burgundy cuvée, Riesling, Rosé). The winery is a member of the associations Fair'n Green. VDP and Franconian wine ring,

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