Baden - Markgräflerland
City of Origin:
Weil am Rhein
Total Annual Production:
The estate was farmed as a mixed agricultural estate for generations. In the 1980s Claus Schneider changed the estate to beeing a wine producing business only. There remain still some orchards and farmland still worked by the family or leased to other farmers. In the last 30 years the wine producing area was doubled in size beeing today a total surface of 13ha. The winery is still located in the 18th century housing in the old center of the village. The two single vineyards farmed by the family are Weiler Schlipf and Ötlinger Sonnhole both located on the Tüllinger Hill which has a total vineyard area of 100 ha. The Sonnhole is a south oriented vineyard with purely clay soil. The Schlipf has a South-west orientation and clay / limestone soil. The wines from Schlipf are our most complex and structured wines suited for bottle aging.
Claus Schneider was educated in the winegrowers school of Weinsberg in Württemberg. He then quickly took over the estate from his father in the 1980s. Together with his wife Susanne they've been running the property for some 30 years. Since two years Johannes and Christoph are in charge of the business. Johannes studied 5 years of chemistry. He then worked on year in Burgundy at Domaine Rossignol-Trapet where he received a BTS diploma. After that he worked for 1 more year in France in Alsace / Domaine Boesch and the Minervois / Domaine Courbissac. After his studies of economics Christoph recently joined the winery. He is now pursuing a WSET 3 diploma and will continue with the Weinakademiker studies. Johannes is in charge of winemaking and the vinyard whereas Christoph is in charge of sales and the management of the property.