Weingut Dr. Heger

Baschi Bender

Baschi Bender

Falstaff Wine Guide Germany 2022

Falstaff Wine Guide Germany 2022

In their own words

History & Family
Dr. Max Heger founded Weingut Dr. Heger in 1935 in Ihringen, a small town in the southern Kaiserstuhl region. A country doctor and hobby winemaker, he was passionate about vi&culture and about acquiring prime vineyard sites. Plot by carefully selected plot, each purchase brought the estate one step further from its modest beginnings. The sites he bought remain, even today, at the founda&on of the estate’s success. Son Wolfgang, known by his nickname Mimus, took over the estate in 1949 and de-ly guided Weingut Dr. Heger to the forefront of German winemaking. The estate is today led by its 3rd generation,
Geisenheim-trained enologist Joachim Heger and his wife, Silvia. The 4th generation, in the form of adult daughters Katharina and Rebecca, have also set on a course to con&nue the family tradi&on. Rebecca completed her Bachelor's degree in vi&culture and oenology in Geisenheim. She has been working at the Dr. Heger winery since March 2020. Katharina is currently studying interna&onal wine business management at the Heilbronn University.

The local climate & soils
Weingut Dr. Heger is located in Ihringen, a small town in the southern Kaiserstuhl region of Baden, not
far from the French border. This is Germany's warmest region, and the Hegers are proud to call it home.
The family name is inextricably bound to the Ihringer Winklerberg, one of the Germany’s most famous
vineyards. Extremely steep, extremely warm and extremely stony: that is Winklerberg. The vineyard
faces the Belfort Gap and enjoys op&mal condi&ons for expressive, terroir-driven wines. The same can
be said of the adjoining Achkarrer Schlossberg. Spätburgunder, Grauburgunder, Weißburgunder and
Riesling as well as Silvaner, Muskateller and Gewürztraminer grow here in these volcanic and loess soils.
The resul&ng wines are well-structured and characteris&c of the region, with an extraordinarily delicate minerality and elegance.

DETAILS

  • Contact Person: Joachim Heger
  • Winemaker: Team Dr. Heger
  • Tasting room
  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Production Style: Conventional
  • Cultivation Area in Hectares: 28

Opening hours

Type:
Mo bis Fr 9–12 Uhr und 13.30–17.30 Uhr, Sa 10–14 Uhr

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