Pfeffingen Winery – A Unique Result of Passion, Craftsmanship & Artistic Creativity
A truly relaxing destination in the heart of Palatinate, Pfeffingen Winery has a home between Bad Dürkheim and Ungstein on the German Wine Route. Owned by the Eymael family, the estate produces fruity Riesling and elegant Burgundy wines, combined with intense red, sparkling and dessert wines, thanks to the determination and dedication of the winemaking family that has been preserving its ancestor’s traditions for many years.
Operated by the Eymael Family for More than Two Centuries
The current mansion of the family, coat of arms with the legendary unicorn, was given by the then emperor in 1622. For around 400 years, many generations of the Eymael family had lived here. The winemaking tradition started when the forefathers moved to Palatinate and began growing grapes. They acquired the Pfeffinger Winery on April 21, 1931. Later in 1952, Karl Fuhrmann took over his father-in-law’s winery. Karl, along with his wife Helena, produced wines and expanded the family legacy. Since 2002, Jan, Karl and Helena’s grandson, has been handling all the operations at the cellar and vineyards.
A Combination of Ancient Vineyards and Innovative Practices
Today, Weingut Pfeffingen owns around 17 hectares of vineyards, stretched all over the Palatinate wine region. They grow a broad line of grapes, including Riesling, Scheurebe, Weißburgunder, and Spätburgunder. As Jan Eymael’s interests grew, he dedicated some parcels to Roter Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Silvaner, and Gewürztraminer. It is worth discovering how he holds to over 250 years of family tradition while contributing his unique style to craft world-class wines.