Our wines grow and thrive on around 12 hectares of steep slopes in the surrounding cultivation area of Brauneberg and its neighbouring communities.
In addition to the trademark of our winery, the Brauneberger Juffer site, we also own plots in the old traditional sites of Kestener Paulinshofberg, Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, Wintricher Geierslay and Oligsberg, Mülheimer Sonnenlay, Veldenzer Grafschafter Sonnenberg and Dhroner Hofberg, from which we produce our best Rieslings and Pinot Noirs.
The grape varieties
The Queen of the Grapes
Riesling is a natural cross between Heunisch × Vitis vinifera subsp. sylvestris and Traminer clone and was probably selected from wild vine stocks in the Upper Rhine region.
It is a very old variety that may have been around for 2000 years. The home of Pinot varieties is thought to be the area between Lake Geneva (Switzerland) and the Rhône Valley (France). In the Swiss canton of Valais, Pinot noir is considered a traditional grape variety.
Chardonnay is a natural cross between Gouais Blanc (= Heunisch) and Pinot. Since the genetic differences between Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are small, a precise specification of the Pinot type is not yet available.
The variety was probably brought to Germany from Burgundy or Champagne. Charles IV brought the variety to Hungary (Lake Balaton) in 1375. In 1568 it was brought from Lake Balaton to Alsace and the Kaiserstuhl by Lazarus von Schwendi.
The home of the Pinot varieties is thought to be the area between Lake Geneva (Switzerland) and the Rhône valley (France). Pinot blanc originated from a mutation of Pinot Noir, which may have been around for 2,000 years. In the Swiss canton of Valais, Pinot blanc is also considered a traditional grape variety.
The variety is a mutation of Pinot noirs (or vice versa), which was already known in the 16th century. Ferdinand Regner, Head of the Department of Vine Breeding at the Federal Office of Viticulture and Fruit Growing in Klosterneuburg, assumes that the Schwarzriesling was involved in numerous cross-breedings (very often with Traminer) and represents the forefather of the Burgundy family.
This variety, which originates from France, is a cross between the almost extinct grape variety Magdeleine Noire des Charentes and Cabernet Franc.