The Ehrhart Winery is located on the northern outskirts of Eschbach (Southern Wine Route area) in the German Pfalz
wine region. The estate is managed in second and third generation by Reinhold, Ute and Benjamin Ehrhart. The vineyards comprise 11 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Hasen (Eschbach), Rittersberg (Ilbesheim) and Sonnenberg
(Leinsweiler). They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling (leading variety), Pinot Noir, White Burgundy and Sauvignon Blanc.
The land is cultivated in a near-natural way with greenery
(instead of mineral fertilization) and without insecticides
to protect the beneficial organisms
. At the moment, we are in the process of converting to organic viticulture
. Among the quality-enhancing measures in summer are careful leaf care with defoliation
and removal of shoots. The reduced-yield grapes are selectively harvested when physiologically ripe
and only healthy and fully ripe grapes are processed. The four-level quality pyramid is divided into vineyard wines, ***-wines, **-wines and estate wines
The white wines are partly temperature-controlled in steel tanks, and spontaneously
fermented and aged in wooden barrels or barriques. The red wines mature after the traditional maceration in large wooden barrels or barriques. We also produce bottle-fermented sparkling wine and Secco (sparkling wine). During the ageing process, the greatest possible care is taken, no additives are added and then the wine is bottled, sometimes even without filtration
. The winery is a member of the Generation Riesling Association.