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Wine-growing cooperative Walporzheim

The "Winzergenossenschaft Walporzheim eG" based in Bad Neuenahr in the German wine-growing region Ahr was founded by six Walporzheimers in 1871, making it the second oldest in Germany. Harald Braun is responsible for sales as commercial manager, technical manager and cellar master is Yvonne Kessler. The vineyards of the 105 members cover 19 hectares of vineyards, which are mostly cultivated as a sideline. They are in the Walporzheimer locations Old lay. Domlay. Himmelchen. Kräuterberg and Pfaffenberg (Walporzheim). The Pinot Noir has the largest share with around three quarters of the area, followed by the varieties Portugieser, Müller-Thurgau, Dornfelder, Frühburgunder, Riesling, Kerner and Ortega. In the municipality of Urbar in the Loreley area in the growing region middle Rhine eight members have been cultivating 1.5 hectares with Riesling since 2005. The white wines are fermented in stainless steel tanks and expanded. After the maceration, the red wines mature in large wooden barrels, the best qualities in barriques. Among other things, guided tours on a wine-growing trail in the steep slopes of Walporzheim are organized for those interested.

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