Weingut Friedrich Kiefer
In their own words
DISTINCTIVE BRAND PROFILE
The first 10 years of Kiefer by m&h Schmidt are done: we have lived them and they have shaped us.
Much of the success is down to nature whose call we have learned to heed. Nature deserves respect and empathy, which challenges us through every season but also encourages us to continue our work as custodians of the land.
SINCE 1851. BACK TO THE BEGINNING
In 2008, Helen and Martin Schmidt went for a bold image change: they updated their packaging, re-named their estate and gave everything a thorough update. Their relaunch credo: WINE I STYLE I PERFORMANCE. An image they reflect with conviction to the outside world with their exciting, lively and authentic wines. With passion, enthusiasm and absolute focus on quality, sustainability and authenticity in the cellar and with a fresh, open-minded communicative approach.
In 2013, the dynamic duo also took over their parents' winery Schmidt, which was founded in 1987
and which they continue to manage as an independent ecological business. The intended dialogue between nature and their farming has now reached a harmonious point. With over 150 hectares of vineyards, managed together with contracted wine-growers, Kiefer is now one of the most important wineries in Germany.
THE CONTINUOUS ROAD TO SUCCESS
Yesterday's concepts are no longer valid in today's agile markets. Since our relaunch in 2008, our consistent focus is on the independent wine trade, restaurants, hotels and specialist food retail which has made us one of the most innovative and reliable partners in terms of quality – and numerous accolades prove this. That is the exciting thing about competitions: the wines present themselves in a different light each time, giving rise to discussion..
VITICULTURE I BADEN I KAISERSTUHL
The Kaiserstuhl is the largest and best-known wine-growing region in Baden, in short, it is Germany’s suntrap..’ The small volcanic outcrop between the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains rises like an island from the flat Rhine plain. Its Pinots are among the top German wines and can compete with the great wines from Burgundy. The fertile, easily warmed loess soils and the almost Mediterranean climate - incidentally with the highest average temperatures in Germany - offer the vines ideal growing conditions.
Contact Person: Martin Schmidt
Winemaker: Anna Dießlin & Martin König
Cellar Door Sales
Production Style: Conventional
Cultivation Area in Hectares: 155
Ökologisches Weingut SchmidtAltweg 67, 79356 Eichstetten am Kaiserstuhl, Baden-Württemberg, Germany