“OUR MONOPOLE VINEYARD WALPORZHEIMER GÄRKAMMER IS THE SMALLEST VDP.GROSSE LAGE® IN GERMANY.”
Marc Adeneuer speaks about his wines and his wine estate in Ahrweiler.
J. J. Adeneuer
53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
Office HoursMo-Fr 9.00-12.00, 13.30-18.00; Sa 10.00-15.00
Marc Adeneuer und Frank Adeneuer und Tim Adeneuer
Tim und Frank Adeneuer
87% Spätburgunder, 10% Frühburgunder, 3% Weißburgunder
VDP: What is so special about your winery?
Marc Adeneuer: Our winery is over 300 years old. My brother Frank and I have been running the winery for 35 years. We are proud to continue the family tradition. A special jewel is our VDP.GROSSE LAGE® GÄRKAMMER in Walporzheim. It covers only 0.68 hectares and is the smallest cru vineyard in Europe. It has been the sole property of the Adeneuer family since 1714. From it, as well as from our other sites, we produce wonderful red Pinot wines.
VDP: What is your winery philosophy?
Marc Adeneuer: We place great importance on 100 percent in-house production. We personally cultivate each vine and this enables us to work out the quality for top wines. All wines are vinified as 100% pure varietal wines. Our goal is puristic Pinot Noirs.
VDP: Of which wine are you particularly proud?
Marc Adeneuer: Of our VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS® from the Walporzheimer GÄRKAMMER, because this wine is made from the old, original Burgundy grapes.
“WE WANT TO KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES AND NOT JUST BE A PURE RED WINE PRODUCER.”
VDP: Why did you become a vintner?
Marc Adeneuer: Tradition is an obligation and it was a matter of course for my brother and me to continue the family heritage. We complement each other perfectly in the company and discuss everything together.
VDP: Do you have role models?
Marc Adeneuer: Two at once! Werner Näkel from the Meyer-Näkel winery and Wolf Salwey from the Salwey winery. I learned a lot from both of them. I was always welcome and both have helped me with words and deeds. Today, I look back and have to smile about some of the wisdom both of them shared.
VDP: What are your next goals?
Marc Adeneuer: We want to move with the times and not just be a pure red wine producer. This is why we are currently expanding our Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) portfolio. The focus remains however on our Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) wines.
VDP: How do you combine tradition and innovation?
Marc Adeneuer: It goes without saying that we are adhere to the tradition of red wine growing. However, tradition must remain alive and fit into today’s world; which is why it is important to accept new challenges.
VDP: Why should people visit your winery?
Marc Adeneuer: Because of the beauty of the Ahr Valley itself! If you are a red wine lover, then the Ahr is definitely worth a visit.
Photos: Peter Bender