Expressing the 500 Years of Family winemaking Traditions
Schnaitmann is a top-rated organic in the country of Baden-Württemberg, surrounded by the inspiring landscapes of the Rems Valley near Stuttgart. From the beginning, Rainer Schnaitmann believes in organic grape farming and winemaking practices and got biodynamic certification in 2016. The company produces a range of high-quality wines, comprising red, white, and dessert wines, paired with rose and sparkling wines.
The Year 1997 was a Turning Point for the Schnaitmann Winery
In the little-known wine region of Württemberg, the viticulture vocation has been a part of the Schnaitmann family for many generations. In the 1980s, Rainer Schnaitmann was lured by the changing trends in the wine industry. He abandoned his architectural studies and stepped get into winemaking. After graduating from a well-reputed university of Geisenheim, Rainer indulged in vineyard work in New Zealand and South Tyrol. Later in 1997, he leased three hectares of vineyards in Fellbach from his father and turned old barns into a winery. That’s when he produced his first wines under the family label.
Small Parcels of 26 Hectares Grown Organically
Most of the vineyards are nestled in the Fellbach wine region. After a hailstorm struck in June 2000, Rainer found replacement vineyards in the Rems Valley, namely Schnait, Beutelsbach and Strümpfelbach. Today, a broad range of grapes are grown here, including Riesling, Pinot Noir, Lemberger, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot blanc, and Trollinger. One of the former interns helped Rainer to expand his production by lending him a parcel in Zabergäu.