Lauffener Winery, Winery Cooperative Preserving the Charm of the Countryside
Lauffener Winery is a part of a registered wine cooperative of Baden-Württemberg. Surrounded by greenery, the estate lies in the middle of the Neckar Valley between the towns of Heilbronn and Stuttgart. Today, the co-op has a total of 1200 winemakers, producing not only top-notch wines but also preserving the charming countryside and heritage of the Neckar Valley.
Lauffener Winery has received several accreditations for their production process, such as International Featured Standard (IFS), and the organic certifications of ECOVIN, and BIO-Baden-Württemberg.
Lauffener Weingärtner, Thriving Cooperative in Germany
Many wine cooperatives started making wines at the end of the 19th century, but due to a German wine-growing crisis, the businesses were suppressed. In 1935, Lauffener Cooperative was established and currently ranks amongst the best and most reputable cooperatives of Germany. In 2012, the estate acquired another coop, Käsbergkeller Mundelsheim, and expanded its winemaking production into the region of Baden. These wines are crushed and vinified at the Käsberg Cellar in the town of Mundelsheim.
Vineyard Area and Grape Cultivation
Working on the farming area of 890 hectares, Lauffener Winery cultivates an extensive range of grapes in steep slope vineyards. Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Grigio are the most commonly grown grape varieties. In some patches of land, the winery grows Lemberger, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Schwarzriesling, and Müller-Thurgau. Potato farming and cereal crops are also grown throughout the cooperative.
Today, Lauffener Weingärtner produces red, white, rosé, dessert, sparkling, and fortified wines, under the Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft certification. The winery has also received accreditations, such as International Featured Standard (IFS), and organic certifications from ECOVIN and BIO-Baden-Württemberg.