For the Fürsts and their viticulturist Sebastian Schür the vineyards are
the biggest asset in the production of high qualitiy wines. Whether it's
the high density of planting, best rootstocks and scions, low trellises,
optimal humus content, plant protection and selective picking, all aspects
are regarded as equally essential andfrom pruning to picking all the most
important work in the vineyards is done by hand.
Bürgstadt, 11 ha
As a result of the practice of gavelkind over centuries, the vineyards
are split into 20 plots, creating a broad spectrum of soil composition.
The higher the content of fertile loam, the better the soils are suited
for growing white wines, whereas the more stony plots are perfect for
Bürgstadt, 2.5 ha, partially terraced, Großes Gewächs since 2003, primary
rock covered by 0.5-2m of warm, well drained and aerated surface soil
The ideal vineyard soil, though quite unforgiving when it comes to mistakes
in husbandry. Each year the Hundsrück makes for the most powerful and
spicy Pinot in our portfolio.
Pinot Noir harvest in the Hundsrück
Klingenberg, 1.3 ha, steep terraces, red sandstone, one of Germany's famous
historical pinot sites, In 2004 Paul and Sebastian bought 3 plots on this
impressive slope, including the one between the wing walls of Clingenburg
castle . Between 2004 and 2006 they were planted with the best Pinot vines
and hundreds of yards of dry stone wall were restored.
View of the Klingenberger Schlossberg
Copper engraving Merian 1646
Volkach, shell limestone, Chardonnay ,Pinot Blanc, Silvaner, named for
the adjacent charterhouse of Astheim.