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The winery is located in the municipality of Fellbach in the German wine-growing region of Württemberg. The family's long wine-growing tradition can be traced back to 1492, when "Bentz der Aldinger" was already growing vines here. Gerhard Aldinger married Anneliese Aldinger (née Pflüger) in 1955 and decided to convert his father-in-law's wooden cooperage, which had existed until then, into a winery. Another milestone in the history was the acquisition of the legendary Untertürkheimer Gips vineyard in 1973. Gert Joachim Aldinger is known as the "King of the Kappelberg". With the cultivation of international grape varieties and the radical reduction of yields, he has decisively shown a new direction. Today, the winery is run by the 16th generation of the family, his sons Hansjörg Aldinger and Matthias Aldinger.
The vineyards cover 30 hectares of vineyards in the single vineyards Berg, Maien (Hanweiler), Goldberg, Lämmler (Fellbach), Schlossberg (Rotenberg), Mönchberg, Pulvermächer (Stetten), Götzenberg (Uhlbach), as well as in the monopoly property Gips (Untertürkheim). They are planted with the red wine varieties Trollinger (Schiava Grossa), Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), Merlot, Lemberger (Blaufränkisch) and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the white wine varieties Riesling, Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Chardonnay, Bacchus, Muskateller and Sauvignon Blanc. The vines are pruned and cultivated individually for each grape variety.
In accordance with the VDP classification model, the product range is divided into VDP.Grosses Gewächs or VDP .GROSSE LAGE and VDP. Erste Lage, VDP.ORTSWEIN and VDP.GUTSWEIN. In the cellar, the non-invasive rule "as much as necessary, as little as possible" applies. The white wines are fermented slowly in a cool place between 16 and 20° C to preserve the primary grape aromas before they mature on the fine lees in stainless steel tanks. The "Grosse Gewächse“ ferment exclusively in wooden barrels.
The red wines ferment on the mash for up to 20 days before undergoing malolactic fermentation and maturing in stainless steel tanks, large wooden barrels or French barriques, depending on the desired wine type. Bottle-fermented vintner's sparkling wines, grape juice and noble brandies (pear, Williams pear, redcurrant, muscatel, marc) are also produced. Around 220,00 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates).