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Weingut Bernhard Ellwanger

Germany Württemberg

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Name: Weingut Bernhard Ellwanger
Foundation year: 1975
Address: Address 71384 Weinstadt, Germany
Growing area: Württemberg
Vineyard: 32 ha
Owner: Yvonne und Sven Ellwanger
Manager: Yvonne und Sven Ellwanger
Managing Director: Yvonne und Sven Ellwanger
Wine Maker: Yvonne und Sven Ellwanger
Oenologist: Yvonne und Sven Ellwanger
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Associations: Slow Food & Pro Riesling & Generation Riesling & FAIR'N GREEN & Bioland
Work time:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, from 10-12 and 14-18.30 o´clock Saturday 9.30-14 o´clock
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Weingut Bernhard Ellwanger
The winery is located in the municipality of Großheppach (Remstal-Stuttgart area) in the German wine-growing region of Württemberg. The traditional family has been growing grapes here since 1514, i.e....

Tasted Wines 37 Wines View All

0.75 L
2020 Großheppach Steingrüble Riesling trocken "SL"
24.90 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: A trace of developed, clearly herbal citrus-stone fruit scent with a hint of mushrooms, moss and min...
0.375 L
2019 Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese "ESSENZ"
29.80 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Firm, quite concentrated, slightly waxy and a hint of floral scent of partly candied and dried yello...
0.75 L
2019 Großheppach Wanne Syrah trocken "SL Klingenberg"
32.90 €
89 WP - very good
Editor note: Youthful, firm and quite deep, lively aroma of ripe cherries and a little mixed berries with herbal...
0.75 L
2018 trocken "G.T"
12.90 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Clear, quite polished, almost cool nose of predominantly red berries and a little cherries with flor...
0.75 L
2020 Sauvignon Blanc trocken "Fumé Blanc"
32.90 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Tart herbal-vegetal nose with pepper notes, floral tones, celery and a hint of elderberry. Quite fir...
0.75 L
2021 Gewürztraminer trocken
12.90 €
87 WP - very good
Editor note: Somewhat herbal-vegetable and slightly floral, also a hint of yeasty nose with yellow-fruity aromas...

The winery is located in the municipality of Großheppach (Remstal-Stuttgart area) in the German wine-growing region of Württemberg. The traditional family has been growing grapes here since 1514, i.e. for over 500 years. But the grapes have only been processed since 1975. At that time, the young viticultural technician Bernhard Ellwanger and his wife Ingrid started marketing the grapes themselves. Since 1985, the winery has been a training centre for budding winemakers, and now son Sven and daughter Yvonne are responsible for the winery after completing their studies in viticulture in Geisenheim and Heilbronn, respectively. After a practical stay in New Zealand, Sven Ellwanger has been responsible for the cellar technology since 1999.

Grafenberg - Schorndorf (Remstal-Stuttgart  - Württemberg)

The vineyards cover 31 hectares of vineyards in the single vineyards Steingrüble, Wanne and Zügernberg (Großheppach), Grafenberg (Schorndorf), as well as Lichtenberg (Geradstetten). They are 60% planted with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Lemberger (Blaufränkisch), Trollinger (Schiava Grossa), Muscat Trollinger (Muscat d'Hamburg), Merlot, Syrah and Black Urban (Schiava Gentile), and 40% with the white wine varieties Riesling, Roter Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Cabernet Blanc. Some of these are very old, autochthonous varieties. The environmentally friendly, ecological and sustainable cultivation is carried out according to the guidelines of the Fair Choice association. Only ripe and healthy grapes are processed through selective manual harvesting.

The aim is to produce wines that are typical of their variety through appropriate vinification. The white wines are fermented spontaneously and cooled for aromatic purposes, the red wines go through a mash fermentation. The high-quality red wines are bottled without filtration. The premium wines of the house are Sauvignon blanc "Junges Schwaben" *Fumé blanc*, Spätburgunder "SL" *Großheppacher Steingrüble*, Lemberger "SL" *Großheppacher Wanne*. In years with suitable weather conditions, an ice wine is also pressed. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines, sparkling wines, noble brandies (fruit, marc) and liqueurs are also produced. Every year, 220,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery is a member of the associations Junges Schwaben, Fair Choice, Slow Food, Pro Riesling, Generation Riesling and Württemberger Weingüter.

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