“NO MONSTER WINES.”
FAMILY BERNHART SPEAKS ABOUT HIS WINES AND WINE ESTATE IN SULZBURG IN MARKGRÄFLERLAND
Office HoursMo-Fr 9.00-12.00, 14.00-18.00; Sa 10.00-14.00 Uhr
Claudia Schlumberger-Bernhart & Ulrich Bernhart
Ulrich Bernhart, Johanna Bernhart
25% Spätburgunder , 20% Weissbugunder , je 15% Gutedel & Grauburgunder sowie Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc & Cabernet-Merlot
Kalksteinverwitterungsböden, Kalkmergel, Löss
Sparkling Wine / Sekt
VDP: What is so special about your winery?
Ulrich Bernhart: With less than 10 hectares, we are one of the smallest wineries in the VDP.
We are also proud owners of the monopole vineyards VDP.GROSSE LAGE® WINGERTE and VDP.ERSTE LAGE® Muggardter Berg. If you visit us, you are welcome to spend a relaxing night in our hotel. All our wines are fermented completely dry and therefore easily digestible. Of course, there is also the Gutedel, one of our main grape varieties and a regional specialty.
VDP: What is your winery philosophy?
Johanna Bernhart: The production of great wines in small quantities. We consistently reduce yields in the vineyard to achieve higher qualities and we focus on natural measures in viticulture.
VDP: To which wine style do you aspire?
Johanna Bernhart: You can expect fully fermented, elegant food companions from us – no monster wines. We place a special focus on Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir).
VDP: Of which wine are you particularly proud?
Ulrich Bernhart: Of our VDP.GROSSE LAGE® WINGERTE Spätburgunder. It grows in direct southern exposure in WEINGARTEN, one of the oldest vineyards in Laufen. Small limestones on the surface of the marl soil are reminiscent of Burgundy, ideal conditions for a great Pinot Noir!
“IN THE AGE OF TECHNICAL TURBO WINE PRODUCTION, TRADITION IS INNOVATIVE.”
VDP: Why did you become a vintner?
Ulrich Bernhart: Fate was on my side and I was born into a winegrowing family. During my studies, I encountered wonderful wines from other regions and countries, which also influenced me a lot.
VDP: What are your next goals?
Ulrich Bernhart: To continue to work on my signature style and to further develop it with the next generation, who will soon be joining me
Pinot Noir GG
VDP: How do you combine tradition and innovation?
Johanna Bernhart: In the age of technical turbo wine production, tradition is innovative. We work with wooden barrels and permit our wines plenty of time to evolve, which includes prolonged lees contact.