Schmitt winery: in the heart of Franconia
A private winery, surrounded by magnificent and rugged vineyards of Bergheim, Schmitt is located in the beautiful Franconia region of Germany. The winery is a renowned producer of Federweißer (new sweet light wine) and Glühwein, a mulled wine, made under the Qualitätswein Franken label. It is a perfect place for those who are willing to let themselves be charmed by natural beauty and aromatic wines.
A real family business
It was the mid-40s when Ernst Schmitt acquired one-third of land from his parents, which he dedicated to grape cultivation, along with orchards and livestock farming. Later in 1974, Manfred and Helene Schmitt bought a property in Bergheim and expanded the family business. Today, Anja and Frank, following the footsteps of their ancestors, handle the family tradition of winemaking with great passion and commitment, which can be seen in the gems they produce in the cellar.
Winemaking with great dedication and respect of nature
The duo manages 30 hectares of vineyards in the most prominent regions of Bergheim, Thüngersheim, Retzbach, Untereisenheim, Escherndorf and Handthal. Here, they cultivate a variety of grapes, including Silvaner, Bacchus, and Müller-Thurgau, along with top-quality Gewürtraminer and Sauvignon Blanc. Natural and eco-friendly viticulture practices help the owners to maintain natural flora and fauna.
Some of the best wines that Schmitt Winery delivers are delicious red, white, and rose wines, whereas attention is also given to rich-quality sparkling and dessert wines
These wines are stored in wooden barrels, made from French oak, for efficient ageing and fining. Anja and Frank pay attention to small details throughout the wine production phases.