The winery is located in the municipality of Freiburg (Breisgau area) in the German Baden wine region. It is an institution of the State Viticulture Institute of Freiburg founded in 1997 (at that time under the name "Staatsweingut Freiburg & Blankenhornsberg") and is affiliated to the Ministry of Food and Rural Areas of Baden-Württemberg. However, its origins date back to 1842. The farm serves the scientists of the Institute as an experimental farm. The aim is to further strengthen the competitiveness of the domestic wine industry through research and development and to help shape the future of viticulture. The estate building is located in the middle of the Blankenhornsberger Doktorgarten. Bernhard Huber and Kolja Bitzenhofer are the managing directors, Mr. Isele and Mr. Scheffelt are responsible as cellar masters.
The vineyards cover a total of about 38 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Jesuitenschloss, Lorettoberg and Schlossberg (Freiburg), as well as Doktorgarten (Blankenhornsberg). The latter two sites are solely owned. They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling, Müller-Thurgau,Pinot Blanc, PinotGris, Gutedel(Chasselas), Bacchus, Gewürztraminer, Kerner, Chardonnay, Muscat, Muscat Ottonel, Silvaner and Scheurebe, as well asPinot Noir. Organic viticulture is partly carried out according to the ECOVIN guidelines. As a special feature one can take over the sponsorship of a vine. In the vaulted cellar, which was built in 1847, the wines are traditionally aged in large wooden barrels, in barriques or in stainless steel tanks, depending on the type of wine desired. A bottle-fermented sparkling wine is also produced. The winery is a member of the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) and the ECOVIN ecological association.
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