Viticulture in venerable locations
The Pfannebecker family is an old-established family in southern Rheinhessen. They have been active in winegrowing for centuries. The present estate goes back to the grandfather Wolfgang, who founded it in 1960, when the family farm in the center of Peddersheim became too small. The Kreuzblick vineyard is located on the edge of the village, which enabled the family to focus primarily on viticulture, where they had previously been engaged in general agriculture. The estate has been managed by Max Pfannebecker since 2003. His father and grandfather are still active and support him in the daily business.
With the hand on the vine
The flagships of the estate are the Riesling, white and red Burgundy varieties. Specialties such as Goldmuskateller, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah are also part of the range. In addition to Kreuzblick, the vineyards St. Georgenberg and Hochberg are still cultivated in Peddersheim today. Loess-loam soils characterize the sites, with very good water storage capacity. Warm days alternate with cool nights, and the grapes ripen slowly, but become all the more intense. Since the Pfannebeckers see the grape as the decisive factor that determines the quality of the wine, they are active in the vineyard themselves to guarantee the best care. Manual labor is the order of the day, even the selection is done by hand.
Sustainability by conviction
After gentle pressing, the grapes are fermented spontaneously with their naturally occurring yeast. Further aging takes place in steel tanks and oak barrels. Estate wines become available immediately after harvest and vinification next year, the white local and site wines are given one year's maturing time in the estate. Their red cousins, however, are aged for at least 2 years. Since 2007 the entire cultivation is ecological, in addition the wines are continuously vegan. It is the Pfannebeckers' conviction that the winegrowing craft includes a responsibility for the future, that vines and soils will still be alive for many years to come.
More information about Pfannebecker
|Company Name:||Weingut Pfannebecker|
|Street:||Zum Neusatz 14|
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|Telephone:||+ 49 (0) 6247 - 286|