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Company Profile

Operating in:
Offstein, Rheinhessen, Wonnegau hills

Owner and manager:
Dr. agr. eng. Karl Heimers

Vineyard area: (as of 2011)
40 ha planted

Soils:
Sandy loess and gravel, limy marl type

Blend Grape Varieties

White (50%)

Riesling, Rivaner, Pinot Blanc
Pinot Gris, Silvaner, Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer
Würzer, Muscat


Red (50%)

Pinot Noir, Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Laurent
Dornfelder, Portugieser

Grape vines Winegrowing

Location based selection of varieties (terroir concept)

Reducing pruning in the winter

Nutrients to the vines by planting the vines natural, organic fertilizer and
additional fertilizer only when necessary

Yield regulation after flowering and green harvest in summer

Most economical use of pesticides, mites care

No use of insecticides, but use of pheromones

Vineyards

Rheinhessen

Offsteiner Schlossgarten
Offsteiner Engelsberg 
Heppenheimer Affenberg
Wormser Liebfrauenmorgen
Wachenheimer Domblick

Pfalz

Dirmsteiner Herrgottsacker
Dirmsteiner Schwarzerde

Maturation

Gentle pressing of the ripe, healthy grapes by pneumatic presses

Slow, gentle aroma of cold fermentation with temperature control

In stainless steel or wooden barrels, according to the variety

Natural maturation and late filling