Georg Naegele winery: a stone’s throw from Hambach castle
The winery Georg Naegele winery is situated in the picturesque Hambach wine village at the foot of the Hambach castle. This area is also considered to be the home of German democracy. This wine village is located in the heart of the Pfalz region which has a mild Mediterranean climate that provides the perfect conditions for wine making.
At Weingut Georg Naegele wine has been produced for over 200 years on the beautiful Baroque Estate with a romantic courtyard
Winemaking since the 18th century
The winery has been owned by the Naegele-Bonnet family since 1796. The vineyards of Weingut Georg Naegele cover 15 hectares of land and the harvest is supplemented with grapes from neighbouring wine growers. The wine makers on the estate are particularly focussed on producing certain grapes such as Riesling, Weißburgunder, Spatburgunder, Dornfelder, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewürztraminer, Rieslaner, Silvaner, and Müller-Thurgau. These grapes are grown in two areas – the Roman Wall and the Castle Slopes. At the Roman Wall, the soil is heavy and runs extremely deep which allows for excellent irrigation. In this area, the red grapes thrive thanks to all the light and the lime content in the soil. In the location of the Castle Slope, the top Rieslings are grown in the weathered sandstone soils.
Winemaking with utmost care
On the southeastern slopes, there is plenty of sunshine, allowing the grapes to mature on the vine until late October. The main objective of the wine makers at Weingut Georg Naegele is to retain the high quality of the grapes once they arrive at the cellar. In order to achieve this, the grapes are handled extremely delicately at every stage of the production process. This creates wines that are full of flavour, full-bodied, unique in character, and that mature well over time.