Wine history - terroir

Winery history

It has been said and repeated many, many times, that a good wine is not only what goes into your glass. To be more precise, hidden in every sip of wine is the culture of a region, the unique aspects of microclimate and geology of its vineyards, the work of its farmers and their ancestors, the wisdom of the winemakers, and a story that began more than 3,000 years ago. It would, however, be wrong to make wine so "divine" that you would have to consider these aspects with every glass drunk, but sometimes the occasion calls for it. More to the point is having the opportunity of discovering wine regions and vineyards, just by yourself.

Cultivation areas / Terroir
The wine-growing region of the Palatinate has a cultivation area of ​​approximately 23,500 hectares and is thus the second largest wine-growing region in Germany.

The wines of the Palatinate in figures

The Palatinate ( Pfalz)
Since 1992, the Palatinate has been the second largest wine region in Germany
Vineyard areas
Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße
Südliche Weinstraße
Areas planted with vines  
Approx. 23,490 hectares or more than 100 million vines
Wine-making villages 
Number of wine-making villages: 144 
3000 growers, including 1500 full-time
1,520 independent wine-growers
22 wine-growers’ cooperatives
11 wineries and bottlers
An average annual production of 2.5 million hectolitres
(Every third bottle sold in Germany comes from the Palatinate)
Producers groups about 18%
Wine bottlers and traders about 48%
Wine marketing companies about 34%
Export share of total production 25%
Main market: United Kingdom 

Weinbaugebiet Pfalz

Pfälzer Terroir

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