Eppelmann, A Family-Owned Winery Established in 1954
Eppelmann is a family winery since 1954 in the Selz Valley. They bottled their first batch of wine in the 1970s, and since then, are entirely into the winemaking business. A lot of work is done to improve the quality and methods of the winery. Timo, the owner, and Simone passionately work in the winery and produces high-quality wines with passion and dedication. Recently, the winery decided to convert to organic farming and is in a three-year conversion period. This measure will protect nature and their local environment and will also increase the quality of the wines. Their vintage 2021 will be a certified organic wine.
Recently, Eppelmann Winery decided to convert to organic farming and are currently undergoing their three-year conversion period.
No additions, Natural Flavors and Aromas
The soil, surrounding fauna and flora, and the climate are significant for vine cultivation. The winemakers preserve these qualities to make sure the vines have rich biodiversity and adequate nutrients. Their vineyards are present in the lower Selztal region, with limestone and marl soils. There are low rainfall and low average temperature, which is perfect for growing grapes. The winemakers handpick the grapes and take them to the cellar for further processing. They use gravity to move the grapes, and the wines undergo spontaneous fermentation in barrique barrels. No addition of sulfites or chemicals preserves the natural taste of the grapes. Their wines have a balanced taste in which the wood does not dominate.
Main Cultivated Grapes at the Winery
Eppelmann grows various native and international grape varieties such as Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Silvaner, Saint Laurent, Pinot Gris, and Merlot. The grapes create their best red, white, and sparkling wines.