Terroir

Vineyard size – 10.5 hectares

Our capital and our quality come from the calcareous soil in Kallstadt, where our vines are grown. Protected by the Palatinate Forest and the old limestone quarries, our best Rieslings thrive on the millennia-old lime marl that permeates the various soil layers of sand, loess, clay and gravel.

The wines from these areas are distinguished by their beautiful interplay of elegance and richness. In addition, they have an extraordinary wealth of extracts and mineral flavors. The calcareous soil creates outstanding conditions for full-bodied, mature and harmonious wines.

Wine-growing regions/soil

Kallstadter Saumagen

The “Kallstadter Saumagen” region was established in 1810/36. It is located at the western edge of the city and is considered the best location in Kallstadt, even one of the best in Germany. The Saumagen is characterized by calcareous limestone, which gives Rieslings their distinctive mineral quality.

 

Kallstadter Annaberg

Kallstadter Annaberg is the youngest wine-growing region. About 120 years ago, a winery owner named his property after his wife. Later, the name was adopted for the whole area. It is located right on the edge of the forest and is characterized by a high proportion of sandstone. The western part of the region features a chalk substrate where our Chardonnay grows.

 

Kallstadter Steinacker

The Kallstadter Steinacker region is located east of the German wine route. It is a wine-growing region characterized by chalk and sandstone, where we grow Riesling and Scheurebe that feature a residual sweetness.

 

Kallstadter Kreidkeller

The Kallstadter Kreidkeller extends between Saumagen and Annaberg. Its name comes from the region’s chalky soil, which was created around 25 million years ago!