You are using an old browser that may not function as expected.
For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Weingut Wilhelm Zähringer

Germany Baden Markgräflerland

Winery Wines Files 8
Name: Weingut Wilhelm Zähringer
Show in places
Foundation year: 1844
Address: Address
79423 Heitersheim, Germany
Growing area: Baden
Show in places
Vineyard: 50 ha
Owner: Fabian Zähringer
Managing Director: Fabian Zähringer
Wine Maker: Niklas Lang
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
Set a new bookmark for the wines of Weingut Wilhelm Zähringer. The currently tasted wines then appear on your personal Wine Reviews homepage.
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...

Weingut Wilhelm Zähringer External Wine Awards

Award Image
Steineicher Rosé
2021 - Berliner Wein Trophy
Bottle Image

Tasted Wines 157 Wines View All

0.75 L
2022 Chasselas trocken "Vierlig"
12.90 €
87 WP - very good
Editor note: Clear, polished, quite fine nose with citrus-accented yellow-fruity notes and delicate vegetal and n...
0.75 L
2022 Grauburgunder trocken "Vierlig"
15.90 €
86 WP - very good
Editor note: Nutty and restrained vegetal aroma with calm pome fruit notes, floral hints and light woody notes. C...
0.75 L
2020 Spätburgunder trocken Réserve
19.00 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Clear, somewhat nutty, a hint of roasted and also herbal aroma of more red than black berries with f...
0.75 L
2022 Heitersheim Sonnhohle Weißburgunder trocken
19.00 €
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Light, delicately herbaceous and smoky nose with light yellow fruity and very fine vegetal aromas. Q...
0.75 L
2020 Chardonnay trocken Réserve
22.00 €
87 WP - very good
Editor note: Slightly vegetal, light citrus scent with pome fruit notes, hints of smoke and light wood notes. Str...
0.75 L
2017 Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs
29.00 €
87 WP - very good
Editor note: Quite firm and persistent, slightly developed, clearly yeasty nose with vegetal to herbaceous and pr...

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).

Weingut Wilhelm Zähringer Region: Germany Baden Markgräflerland
One of the best producers of the region
wein.plus Business Premium Member
In this section you will find
currently 166,877 Wines and 25,085 Producers, including 3,267 classified producers.
Rating system find+buy Tasting samples Editorial schedule