The winery is located in the municipality of Kernen-Stetten (Remstal-Stuttgart area) in the German wine-growing region of Württemberg. Hans Haidle took over the business from his father in 1968 and increased the estate from one hectare to its current size. Today, Moritz Haidle is the third generation of the family to run the business. After his apprenticeship with Thomas Seeger (Kurpfalz/North Baden) and Gunter Künstler (Rheingau), and his studies in viticulture and oenology in Geisenheim, son Moritz Haidle has been responsible for the development of the wines since 2014. The vineyards cover 23 hectares of vines in the single vineyard sites Häder, Lindhälder, Mönchberg and Pulvermächer (Stetten), Altenberg, Burghalde and Sonnenberg (Schnait), as well as Nonnenberg (Strümpfelbach). The best plots are located in the central, partly terraced section of the single vineyard Stettener Pulvermächer, which rises directly behind the winery building. The white wine varieties Riesling (16 ha) and Kerner, as well as the red wine varieties Trollinger (Schiava Grossa,Pinot Noir and Lemberger (Blaufränkisch) are cultivated.
The cultivation was converted to organic viticulture in 2014. Since 2020, biodynamic viticulture has been practised according to the rules of the DEMETER organic association. The farm philosophy is "Good wines are made in the vineyard and not in the cellar". In the vineyard, the defining characteristics of the respective site are promoted. Among other things, this includes elaborate manual work as well as extreme yield regulation. Through constantly growing experience, precise attention is paid to the individual vineyards, which, with their deeply rooted and sometimes very old vines, produce wines with a unique character. The product range is structured according to the VDP classification model from VDP.Ortswein to VDP.Grosse Lage. The general focus is on the two varieties Riesling and Lemberger. The best Lemberger and Spätburgunder are matured in French oak barrels. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. The winery is a member of the DEMETER and VDP associations and the German Barrique Forum.
Picture: © Karl Haidle
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