Area under vine: 80 ha / 198 acres
Main grape varieties: Burgunder varieties
Bottles per year: 580,000
Weingut Heitlinger is an organic-certified wine estate located in Östringen-Tiefenbach. The regional soils consist of loess and colored marl. The latter is typical in the Kraichgau region, with the exception of a few patches in France (in the Jura, Burgundy, and the Rhone Valley), coloured marl is very rare and seldom found elsewhere in the world. This type of soil lends the wines a special, fruity-mineral character that is particularly prevalent in the premium wines from the so-called Grosse Lagen (VDP vineyards classified as the finest of a respective region). Heitlinger cultivates vines in the Grosse Lage “Spiegelberg”, “Heinberg”, “Eichelberg”, “Königsbecher”, “Schellenbrunnen”, and “Hassapfel”. Members of the Pinot family, named “Burgunder” in German language, account for the 70% of all plantings including Grauburgunder, Weißburgunder, Chardonnay and Auxerrois. The estate’s oldest vineyard area is the parcel “Museum” within the “Tiefenbacher Schellenbrunnen” where the great winemaker Claus Burmeister produces one of the best Riesling Großes Gewächs of the region.
“In our vineyards, every plant and creature is allowed to thrive and live. Our wines bundle this vivid diversity of activities and bring the magic of their origin into the bottle.”