Kaiserstuhl, an old extinct volcano in the south of Baden. Today covered with vineyards on terraces and slopes. Exciting wine land from several aspects: The soil, mostly volcanic and loess. The producers, several top rated in the German wine guide Eichelmann. The grapes, with Spätburgunder, i.e. Pinot Noir, performing on top.
We spent the weekend here. Unfortunately, the weather turned more windy and cold, but who cares? To take a vineyard walk, just put on some warm clothes, and when in cosy probierstuben, the only thing chilly is the wine. Some pictures:
From our vineyard walk around Winklerberg. Could it be a red phylloxera vastatrix on the wall?
Wine tasting and cellar tour at Dr. Heger in Ihringen. Timo Renner welcomed us and David Beck showed us the cellar.
Visit at Weingut Bercher in Burkheim. This particular day there was a little event with delicious small dishes to the wine.
Visit at Salwey, which we met the first time at the Sommelier Day in Gothenburg. Philipp Hettich welcomed.
We also made a short visit in Franz Keller’s modern tasting room in Oberbergen.
Now, to end the trip, just a quick stop in Pfalz before going home again.