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Weingut Wilhelm Zähringer

Germany Baden Markgräflerland

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Name: Weingut Wilhelm Zähringer
Foundation year: 1844
Address: Address 79423 Heitersheim, Germany
Growing area: Baden
Appellation: Markgräflerland
Vineyard: 50 ha
Owner: Fabian Zähringer
Manager: Paulin Köpfer
Managing Director: Fabian Zähringer
Wine Maker: Simon Höre
Oenologist: Simon Höre
Social Media:
Associations: Ecovin & Demeter & PIWI International & Slow Food
Work time:
Monday-Wednesday: 10-12 and 14-17 Thursday and Friday: 10-12 and 14-18 Saturday: 9-13
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Weingut Wilhelm Zähringer
The winery is located in the municipality of Heitersheim (Markgräflerland area) in the German wine-growing region of Baden (Deutschland). It was founded around 1844 by Wilhelm I, great-great-great-gra...

Tasted Wines 151 Wines View All

0.75 L
2020 Pinot Noir Landwein trocken "Pur"
35.00 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Tart, clearly mushroomy aroma of predominantly red berries with smoky to bacony nuances, some wood a...
0.75 L
2021 Chasselas trocken "Vierlig"
11.90 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Clearly nutty and slightly yeasty aroma with yellow fruity and hints of buttery aromas, a little smo...
0.75 L
2021 Grauburgunder trocken "Vierlig"
14.90 €
87 WP - very good
Editor note: Nutty and delicately herbaceous-vegetable, also still a hint of yeasty fragrance with restrained yel...
0.75 L
2020 Merlot trocken Réserve
16.00 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Somewhat smoky scent of ripe black berries with slightly tobacco and nutty wood aromas, hints of bla...
0.75 L
2020 Weißburgunder Landwein "ORANGE"
29.00 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Very slightly cloudy orange to ochre. Firm, nutty and somewhat yellow-spicy aroma of ripe, partly ca...
0.75 L
2019 Spätburgunder-Chardonnay Extra Brut "Crémant"
14.90 €
87 WP - very good
Editor note: Cool, bright, tart, herbal and yeasty nose with mushroomy notes, white flowers and a hint of citrus....

The winery is located in the municipality of Heitersheim (Markgräflerland area) in the German wine-growing region of Baden. It was founded around 1844 by Wilhelm I, great-great-great-grandfather of the current owner Fabian Zähringer. After an interim sale to Martini & Rossi, Wolfgang Zähringer re-entered the business in 1986. He introduced comprehensive quality measures and started organic viticulture, which was still rarely practised at that time. Since 2010, Fabian Zähringer, the sixth generation, has been active in the winery. He founded the wine house "Zähringer Zürich" in his second home Zurich in 2010. In addition to the Zähringer wines from Heitersheim, organic wines from other growing regions are also sold there.

The vineyards cover 15 hectares of vines in the single vineyard sites Maltesergarten and Sonnhohle (Heitersheim), Schlossberg (Staufen/Grunern) as well as Castellberg (Ballrechten-Dottingen). They are planted with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Regent, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, as well as with the white wine varieties Chasselas, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Müller-Thurgau. The vineyards are cultivated according to the certified ECOVIN guidelines and, since 2010, also according to the biodynamic DEMETER rules. This includes, among other things, targeted planting in the vineyard, the use of biodynamic preparations and the renunciation of synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilisers.

The selectively harvested physiologically ripe grapes are pressed slowly, sometimes with whole clusters, depending on the type of wine. Fermentation takes place spontaneously with the vineyard's own yeasts. Depending on the wine type, the wines are matured in stainless steel, in large wooden barrels, in Vierlig (special Markgräfler 600-litre barrel) or in barrique. The red wines go through the traditional mash fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is also permitted for white wines, depending on the vintage and variety type. The wines are marketed in the lines "Vierlig" (extra dry), "Gutsweine" (litre bottles and 0.75-litre wines mainly from Maltesergarten and Sonnhohle), as well as the "Zähringer Löwe" bottled without filtration (dry premium wines and noble sweet rarities from strictly selected grapes from the top plots). In addition, organically produced sparkling wines and bottle-fermented vintner' s sparkling wines are also produced. Premium products include Pinot Gris SZ, Pinot Noir SR and Chardonnay Sekt Brut. Fine brandies are produced in the estate's own distillery. The winery is a member of the associations Generation Riesling, ECOVIN, DEMETER, Slow Food and VdaW (Verband der agrargewerblichen Wirtschaft).

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