Oberrotweil Winery – Established Sixty-Six Winemakers in 1935
Perched in the heart of charming landscapes, Oberrotweil Winery is located in southwestern Kaiserstuhl, in the finest winegrowing region of Baden. The estate is run by 220 winemaking families, some of which are full-time, others work part-time. Burgundian grape varietals are the primary fruit used at Oberrotweil, mainly grown in the slopes of Käsleberg, Eichberg, and Henkenberg.
The winemaking families of Oberrotweil Winery have never stopped using traditional methods, combined with viticulture’s latest practices.
Traditions Intact and Unique Flora and Fauna are Preserved
Sixty-Six winemakers established Oberrotweil Winery in 1935 to start a livelihood. Today, with immense love and passion, the group cultivates 408 hectares in total – dedicated to grape growing. The estate has undergone many constructive changes over the decades. The winemaking families of Oberrotweil have never stopped using traditional methods. They combine their traditions with viticulture’s latest practices. Presently, the group has also preserved unique flora and fauna species, such as orchids, butterflies, mantis, and lizards, with enormous respect for nature and biodiversity.
Varieties Grown at the Winery
The growers at Oberrotweil Winery grow a broad range of grapes in the vineyards. On the dark volcanic soil of Henkenberg, the company cultivates top-class Pinot Noir and Ruländer. In Käsleberg, Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner, and Gewürztraminer are produced. Some more vine types the estate cultivates include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, and Muskateller. After selective handpicking, the group delivers luscious red, white, and rosé wines, along with high-quality sparkling and dessert wines.
For the wines’ storage, stainless steel tanks and sizeable wooden oak barrels are used. Efficient aging and refining of their vintages, followed by bottling, complete the winemaking process.