Weingut Zähringer, Founded in 1844 at the Base of the Black Forest
Joseph Zähringer founded the Weingut Zähringer in 1844 at the base of the Black Forest, surrounded by the Rhine, France, and Switzerland. Fabian Zähringer, the sixth generation of the family, runs the winery now and has been in the business since 2010.
Organic Culture as its Motive
In 1987, Zähringer was one of the first wineries to start with organic farming and viticulture. In 2010, the winery got certified by DEMETER and was involved in the development of organic viticulture by the use of biodynamic methods. They even got first place in the Organic Farming Award in 2013. The main aim of the winery is to make unique wines that reflect the biodiversity and natural qualities of their region.
The Mild Climate in Vineyards
Their vineyards are present in Markgraflerland of the South Baden region. The location is surrounded by small rivers and streams that give the area a valley terrain. The southern slopes are planted with vines while the north grows fruits and fields. The nearness of the Rhine and the Burgundian Gate directs warm Mediterranean air to the place that keeps a mild climate in the vineyards, perfect for high-quality grapes. The main grape types that grow in their vineyards include Gutedel, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Muskateller, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The best grapes go into the production of their award-winning red, white, rose, sparkling, dessert, and fortified wines. Their 2017 Pinot Blanc Orange won the best Organic White Wine Award at Mundus Vini Biofach 2020.