Area under vine: 25 ha / 61,77 acres
Main grape varieties: Riesling, Pinot noir, Pinot blanc, Sauvignon blanc
The Gröhl family has been growing wine in Weinolsheim since 1625 and has kept the tradition alive for 13 generations. Now the 12th and 13th generation of the family are running and operating the estate together. Even though there are many different ideas and opinions clashing together, the family shares one common goal: To produce wines, that inspire and touch people.
Working close with nature and protecting the environment is a priority for the estate. The family adapts their wine making to nature and works with cover crops to break up the monoculture of vine growing to increase the biodiversity in the vineyards.
As passionate Riesling drinkers, the hearts of the family belong to the “Rote Hang” in Nierstein, where they cultivate the famous Pettenthal and Ölberg sites. The name Roter Hang derives from the iron-rich slate soils, which have a red colour due to the oxidized iron in the ground. These mineral rich soils give the wines a taut, sparse and uniquely salty character.
That the family is on the right track with their philosophy and approach to wine making can be seen in such great successes like winning the “rising star of the year in the region of Rheinhessen” by the wine magazine Vinum.
"Winemaking is our most beautiful adventure. Our viticulture is adapted to nature and our craft is subject to the principles of sustainability."