The winery is located in the community of Schliengen (Markgräflerland area) in the German Baden wine region. The tradition-rich Blankenhorn family can be traced back to the year 1600 in the Markgräflerland region. There are two branches of the family, one leads to Müllheim (see Adolph Blankenhorn), the basis for the business in Schliengen was laid by Johann Friedrich Blankenhorn (1824-1899) by buying an estate in 1624 and founding a wine trade. Since 1994 the business has been managed by Roy (Rosemarie) Blankenhorn in the fifth generation. Finally, due to a lack of successors in the family, it was sold in 2014 to Martin Männer, who had run a tax and business law firm in Freiburg. He grew up in a family of winegrowers and hobby winemakers. Martin Männer and his partner Yvonne Kessler have managed the winery together since 2015. Markus Weickert is responsible as technical manager, Yvonne Kessler is oenologist and cellar master.
The vineyards cover 23 hectares of vineyards in the Sonnenstück (Schliengen) single vineyard. They are planted with the white wine varieties Gutedel(Chasselas),Pinot Blanc, PinotGris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Rivaner(Müller-Thurgau) and Nobling, as well as the red wine varietiesPinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Environmentally friendly, near-natural viticulture is practised according to the rules of the Fair'n Green association. This includes the renunciation of chemical and synthetic fertilizers as well as pesticides. The wines are produced in accordance with the VDP classification in the qualities estate wines, local wines and great wines. Fine spirits (yeast, marc, grape, wine, fruit), vinegars and bottle-fermented sparkling wines or Crémants are also produced. The winery is a member of the VDP and Slow Food.
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