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Weinhof Herrenberg

The winery is located in the municipality Schoden (Saar area) in the German wine-growing region Moselle, It was founded by Claudia and Manfred Loch in 1992. This is described in the own website in the following form: Two inexperienced lateral entrants, 1200 m² vineyard, a few old wooden barrels. In addition a rusty tractor, the wooden basket Kelter from prewar times and an extra dose of idealism with the aim to produce top wines . Claudia Loch takes care of the vineyards, her husband is responsible for the winemaking. The vineyards cover four hectares of vineyards in the layers Bockstein (Ockfen) and Herrenberg (Schoden), as well Schlangengraben (Wiltingen) with ancient 1893 planted rootless vines. They are 100% Riesling planted. The management takes place after certified Organic viticulture, This includes a complete abandonment of synthetic fertilizers, as well herbicides and insecticides,

Ouessant rams and goat gooses have been living in the vineyards since 2014, grazing the natural between the vines greening and convert this into valuable organic fertilizer. The yield was extremely reduced to an average of 33 hl / ha. The strictly selective vintage takes place in several passes. Since the year 2002 the 100% varietal Rieslings are marketed under "Lochriesling". The quality pyramid includes the lines Basis, layer wines (parcels Cruv, Taurus, Stoveler, Heerenbersch), selection (Quasaar) Pretiosen (Old vines, Ockfener Bockstein). The fermentation is spontaneous Initiated with vineyard's own natural yeasts and is chilled in stainless steel. It also produces bottled fermented sparkling wine, which is stored on the lees for 28 months. The winery is a member of the European Academy of Terroir and Wine Culture.

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