Biolandhof Rinklin Winery, the Estate Where Roman Used to Make Wines 2000 Years Ago
The Biolandhof Rinklin winery is located on the eastern corner of the warm Kaiserstuhl, between the Vosges and the Black Forest. The volcanic elevations and the warmest temperatures of the country make this region perfect for viticulture. Around 2000 years ago, Romans used to make wines in this area. Since 1955 the winery is being managed organically, and in 1971, the father of the owner found BIOLAND. Originally vegetables and crops were grown, and in the early 1990s, they switched their focus to the winery. Currently, Friedhelm Rinklin runs the winery along with his wife Anne and kids, Matheo, Laura and Johann. They even have apartments in their estate with all the modern facilities for accommodating their guests.
Only Best Grapes for Stunning Wines
Their vineyards are present in some of the best locations in the region. The calcareous soils, along with the warm temperature, allow the growth of high-quality grapes for their wines. There is no need of using fertilizers as the vines get nutrients from the soil. The main types of grapes that grow in their vineyards are Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Muskateller, Müller-Thurgau, Johanniter and Regent. The best grapes are handpicked and used to make their high-quality red, white, rose, and sparkling wines. Even in the cellar, there is minimal intervention, and natural techniques are used. The ripe grapes are processed quickly and allowed to ferment using natural yeasts. This allows the wines to retain their natural taste that reflects the quality of the terroir and their commitment.