Albig, One of the Oldest Wineries in Rheinhessen
The Albig Cooperative Winery is one of Rheinhessen’s oldest and brings together over 40 full-time or part-time winegrowers. They work together for a common goal of producing wines. Families, friends, and relatives also support the business with wine-related work and events for the cooperative winegrowers.
Together Albig Winery has over one hundred people working together to create excellent Rheinhessen wines.
Some are vigorously and regularly engaged, some only occasionally active. The town of Albig has a population of just under 1,600, making the level of participation at the winery quite remarkable.
The Goal of the Winery
Their goal is to sustainably strengthen Albig ensuring future generations will have healthy land and that viticulture functions as a community-building element. They are convinced that there are many advantages to doing this together and pulling together. The village of Albig is one of the best-known winemaking areas in Rheinhessen. The soil and climate are ideal for the growth and cultivation of vines. Their vineyards are present throughout five locations in the Albig, and the workers make use of sustainable farming methods to protect the environment and the health of their vines.
The Grape Varieties Grown
The main grape varieties grown in their vineyards include Riesling, Grauburgunder, Weißburgunder, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Blanc, Huxelrebe, Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner, Kerner, Faberrebe, Scheurebe, Schönburger, Siegerrebe, Morio-Muskat, Ortega, Dornfelder, Spätburgunder, Portugieser, Regent and Cabernet Sauvignon. The best grapes are handpicked and use for the production of their high-quality red, white, sparkling, and dessert wines. Albig’s quality, modern wines are loved all over Europe and have received numerous awards and honors.