The winery is located in the city Würzburg (Area Maindreieck) in the German growing area Franconia at the foot of the steep, eponymous vineyard. It is run by Ludwig Knoll and his wife Sandra in the fifth generation of families since 1990. A guest house is connected. The family-run "WeinWerk am Stein" organizes tastings, presentations and seminars. Worth seeing is also the 2015 completed stone cellar, which is the biodynamically inspired winemaking in concrete eggs and amphorae dedicated. The restaurant "REISERS" (with a Michelin star and of Gault Millau rated as the best Würzburg) was leased to the star chef Bernhard Reiser, who operates it under his name.
The vineyards cover 30 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Inner bar and stone (Würzburg), Sonnenstuhl and Pfülben (Randersacker), as well stone (Stetten). They are with the white wine varieties Sylvaner. Riesling. Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Gris ( Pinot Gris ), Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) and Scheurebe, as well as the red varieties Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) and Domina planted. The Organic farming is carried out according to certified guidelines of Naturland, The vineyards use only natural remedies such as their own biodynamic preparations and homeopathic teas to strengthen the vines' resistance. For the purpose of reviving the soil compost from stable dung and rape used. The greening the Rows of vines ensures a balanced nutrients and promotion of biodiversity (Biodiversity). On chemical-synthetic Pfanzenschutzmittel. herbicides and artificial fertilizer is completely dispensed with.
The product range is divided into the lines of Young Wilde (Gutswein), mineral resources (local wine), Lagenwein (First Location) and Grossegewächse (Large Location) according to the VDP classification, Other lines are Vinz Old vines (from more than 60-year-old vines in the steep slope Stettener Stein), Montonia (Topburgunder in barrique or large wooden barrel expanded), The noble sweet (read, Eiswein ), Fine pearls (bottle fermented sparkling wine ) and the heart ( Obstbrände ). In the stone cellar mature in concrete eggs the Great Plants and Vinz Old Vines. The Vinz and Montonia wines mature in the wooden cellar barriques. tonneaux and tuns, Every year around 200,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery is a member of VDP and at Frank & Frei,
Photos: by Markus Basler and Stefan Schütz;
© Ludwig Knoll, Weingut am Stein