Weingut Artur Steinmann im Pastoriushaus – a winery estimated in 1916
Founded in 1916 by Karl Steinmann, the Weingut Artur Steinmann im Pastoriushaus is present in the middle of the beautiful Franconian village of Sommerhausen along the river Main. Their family home and winery in Sommerhausen’s market square is the birthplace of Franz Daniel Pastorius, who was the first German immigrant to America and founder of Germantown in Pennsylvania. Their cellar is present underneath the Pastoriushaus and hotel, where one can find their treasury storing aged wines.
The vineyards are cultivated in organic and sustainable methods to protect the environment and the health of their vines
They combine traditional knowledge and values with modern and innovative techniques to create the best possible wines from their 18 hectares of vineyards
Since 1982, winemaker Artur Steinmann runs the family business, and today the winery produces around 120,000 bottles of wine every year for its customers. They combine traditional knowledge and values with modern and innovative techniques to create the best possible wines. Their vineyards are present in almost 18 hectares of land on the best slopes of the village. The rainfall, temperature, and soil are perfect in the region for the growth and cultivation of vines. The workers use organic and sustainable methods in the vineyards to protect the environment and the health of their vines. There is a low yield of grapes but of high quality.
Some of the main grown varieties are Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Scheurebe, Bacchus, Riesling, and Weißer Burgunder
The main varieties of grapes that grow here are the Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Scheurebe, Bacchus, Riesling, Weißer Burgunder, Traminer, Domina and Spätburgunder. The best grapes go into the production of their high-quality red, white, rose, dessert, sparkling, and fortified wines. The grapes undergo fermentation in small lots using German or French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. It helps to enhance the taste and complexion of the wines, which in turn reflect the qualities of their terroir.