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Bad Kreuznach/Nahe

In the year 1900 the foundation of the "Provinziale Weinbauschule," or provincial viniculture and viniculture school, and the development of the state estate helped co-design and shape the development of the Nahe viticulture over 100 years.

The state-estate of Bad Kreuznach, along with the agricultural and viticultural school, display an important emphasis on the traditional, fundamental training of qualified winegrowers.

Approximately 20 hectares of vineyards on steep slopes take precedence for this task. The vineyard locations stand out due to the underlying geological material such as granite or old shell stones, gravel etc.. The surface’s organization and the specific microclimate help distinguish and set in apart in order to create distinguishable wine characters.

Therefore noble and elegant wines develop slowly due to their ripening on weathered rocks from volcanic origin. The special single vineyard Kahlenberg, lying directly above the state-estate, creates fruity, aromatic wines from loess and terrace-crushed stones over Permian red-bedding.

The Winemaker is Mr. Gies. The estate grows grape varieties such as Riesling, Silvaner, Scheurebe and red Portugieser.

Link to estate homepage: Staatsweingut Bad Kreuznach