Trautwein, One of Kaiserstuhl’s First Organic Wineries
Trautwein Winery is one of Kaiserstuhl’s first organic wineries. Elfriede Trautwein and Hans-Peter first turned to organic viticulture in 1980. Since 2004, they have been working biodynamically in their vineyards. Christoph and Ann-Christin Trautwein took over the winery from Ann’s parents at the start of 2019 and upheld their tradition and commitment towards making the best wines.
Trautwein Winery is driven by the enthusiasm of their organic viticulture and gifted terroir.
Perfect Climate and Soil for the Vineyards
Their vineyards are present over 12 hectares in the Emperor Chair region and one hectare in the Ahr Valley. The winery, in southwestern Germany, has an ideal climate almost Mediterranean influence, and along with volcanic soil, makes the region suitable for the growth and harvesting of excellent grapes. All vineyard work is done biodynamically, respecting the seasonal cycles and the connectivity of all living creatures. The main grape varieties grown are Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, and Muskateller. Trautwein produces exclusive red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines.
Burgundy Winemaking Style at the Winery
Their winemaking style has a strong Burgundian influence. The wines ferment spontaneously without the addition of yeasts as they use their healthy yeast flora that naturally lives in the vineyards and the cellar. The maturation of wines occurs in wooden barrels from Burgundy that allow the wines to develop to their potential. There are no additions made to the wines, and the wines preserve their natural flavors and intense aromas. Trautwein wines are famous in the wine market and reflect the features of their quality vineyards and terroir.