Weingut Friedrich Kiefer

Ralf Killian

Ralf Killian

Falstaff Wineguide Germany 2019

Falstaff Wineguide Germany 2019

Helen and Martin Schmidt are currently celebrating an anniversary: ten years ago, they took over the historic Kiefer winery in Eichstetten. There was a lot of work to tackle in the winery, which was founded in 1851, but the Schmidts managed to preserve the best of the past - such as the stately wooden barrel cellar - and combine it with the most advanced modern technology, which is evident in the clear structure of their range. Terms like "tradition" and "three-star" are self-explanatory. The fact that the quality is also right is all the more remarkable given the size of the farm: 155 hectares!

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Yesterday's concepts are no longer valid in today's agile markets.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. 

DETAILS

  • Contact Person: Martin Schmidt
  • Winemaker: Anna Dießlin & Martin König
  • Tasting room
  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Production Style: Conventional
  • Cultivation Area in Hectares: 155
  • Exhibitions

Opening hours

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Monday
08:00 to 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 to 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 to 17:00
Thursday
08:00 to 17:00
Friday
08:00 to 17:00
Saturday
09:00 to 12:00
Sunday
closed

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