Müllheimer Straße 4
Gerd Schindler und Friedhelm Maier
35% Spätburgunder, 18% Gutedel, 12% Weissburgunder, 12% Chardonnay sowie u.a. Grauburgunder, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Riesling
Löss-Lehm, hoher Steinanteil vom Jurakalk
VDP: What is so special about your winery?
Gerd Schindler: We are an organic winery with our own traditional restaurant. Our small wine-growing village of Mauchen lies in a hidden side valley of the Markgräflerland. From the nature reserve “Auf der Mauchener Eckt” you have a view of the Black Forest, the Vosges Mountains and the Swiss Alps when the weather is good.
VDP: What is your winery philosophy?
Gerd Schindler: Producing wines responsibly and with respect for nature and the surrounding environment in which the beauty and peace, but also the wild and stormy days can be felt.
VDP: Which of your wines would you recommend to someone who does not yet know your winery – as an introduction, so to speak?
Gerd Schindler: Den Mauchen Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) VDP.ORTSWEIN because of its brilliance and singularity.
VDP: Of which wine are you particularly proud?
Gerd Schindler: Of a wine that expresses its vintage and my signature at its peak!
VDP: Why did you become a vintner?
Gerd Schindler: The four seasons have always determined my instincts; I live in and with nature.
VDP: Do you have a role model?
Gerd Schindler: My role model is the bee: diligent and cautious!
VDP: What are your next goals?
Gerd Schindler: To draw the attention of the next generation of winegrowers to the treasures of nature.
VDP: How do you combine tradition and innovation?
Gerd Schindler: By instilling the zeitgeist with the appropriate sustainability.
VDP: What is your favourite food and which of your wines do you drink with it?
Gerd Schindler: Sometimes the moment is decisive. A slice of freshly baked bread from a wood oven, spread with butter paired with an invigorating Gutedel can be heavenly!