Ökologisches Weingut Hubert, Fourth Generation Family-Runn Winery
Ökologisches Weingut Hubert Winery is located in Ihringen in the region of Baden. The owners Hubert and Gisela Lay, took over the winery in 1987 from their parents, Johanna and Adolf Lay. Presently, the fourth generation of the family runs the winery. Christian, their son, attended the Technical College of Viticulture and Oenology and now works in the winery. Christian’s wife, Corrina, was named the Baden Wine Princess and represented Baden wines and winemakers throughout Germany. Since 1990, the winery has adopted ecological methods. Ökologisches Weingut Hubert protects the environment and maintains the quality of their wines.
Since 1990, Ökologisches Weingut Hubert adopted ecological winemaking methods to create excellent natural wines.
Natural Wine Production and Vineyard Location
Since 2008, the winery produces only natural wines without the addition of sulfites or fining and filtering. As a result, the wines have a cloudy look and a unique flavor. Their vineyards are present at Fohrenberg and Winklerberg, in Ihringen on the southernmost tip of Kaiserstuhl. The land has a hot tephrit and loess soil that is perfect for the cultivation of vines. Sauvignon.
The Main Varieties Grown and Processing Methods
The grapes that grow here include the Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Silvaner, Muskateller, and Cabernet
The winemakers of Ökologisches Weingut Hubert work hard to maintain the high quality of their wines. The harvest yields are low, and workers handpick the best grapes for further processing. They do not add any sugar to increase the alcohol content in the wines. Mash fermentation provides a beautiful color to the wines and makes it long-lasting and robust. The aging process takes place in wooden barrels, and the wine is filtered before going into the bottles.