Weinbiet Winery – Cooperative Winemaking Since 1902
Standing in the Rhineland-Palatinate foothills, Weinbiet Winery is located in the heart of the Pfalz winegrowing region. The vineyards cover the charming wine villages of Mußbach, Gimmeldingen, and Haardt. Endless Pfalz forests, figs, citrus fruits, and kiwi groves have surrounded the estate from all directions, thereby giving it a magnificent view of the panoramic countryside.
The History of the Coop
Started in 1902 as a community cooperative, today, the Weinbiet Winery has over 50 winemakers in the cooperation. The grower members of the cooperative winery own 325 hectares of vineyards, out of which 65 hectares are Grand Cru status. Weinbiet, named after the historic mountain of the same name, has an old book in which all the winegrowers are mentioned since its beginning. The Kleinod, a cooperative book, is the historical gem of the winery.
The Main Variety Grown, Riesling
The Weinbiet Winery grows both native and international grapes in the vineyards, Riesling being the king among all vines. Some other grape plants the group cultivates are Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Muskateller, Sauvignon Blanc, Dornfelder, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. After harvest, the berries are quickly moved to the cellar for a gentle pressing.
Tours, Tastings, and Production at the Winery
Visitors can walk freely in the pasture, Mußbach Eselhaut, they can also book tours of the wine cellar and press house. Weinbiet Winery uses innovative techniques and ideas in the production of their wines. In the wine cellar, fermentation takes place under controlled temperature, followed by the wines’ aging in the stainless-steel tanks, wooden barrels, and barriques.