"WE CONSISTENTLY MATURE ALL WINES IN TRADITIONAL WOODEN BARRELS."
PHILIPP LUCKERT ABOUT HIS WINES AND HIS VINEYARD IN SULZFELD AM MAIN
Zehnthof Theo Luckert
Office HoursMo-Sa 9.00-18.00
Wolgang & Ulrich Luckert
50% Silvaner, 15% Riesling, 15% Weissburgunder sowie u.a. Müller-Thurgau, Spät- & Frühburgunder, Muskateller & Sauvignon Blanc
sehr skelettreiche Böden aus oberem Muschelkalk mit einer Lettenkeuperauflage durchzogen von Gelbkalkbänken
VDP: What's so special about your winery?
Philipp Luckert: Our winery is located in the Zehnthof, a tithe house built in 1558 in Sulzfeld am Main. We consistently produce all our wines in traditional wooden barrels - and we are the only winery that grows all four Silvaner varieties: yellow, green, blue and red. We cultivate about 17 hectares of vineyards, which are located exclusively in Sulzfeld. Our wines from the former "Creutz" vineyard, one of the oldest single-variety Silvaner vineyards in Germany, planted as early as 1870, are certainly special.
VDP: What is your winery philosophy?
Philipp Luckert: Best wine quality for our customers, out of love for our profession. We mature our wines slowly in large wooden barrels and process only the best grapes.
VDP: What style of wine are you aiming for?
Philipp Luckert: We want to make wines that are individual, unmistakable and not interchangeable. And quite clearly: Our favourite variety is SILVANER!
"OUR FAVOURITE VARIETY IS THE SILVANER!"
VDP: Which of your wines would you recommend to someone who does not yet know your winery - as an introduction, so to speak?
Philipp Luckert: Our Sulzfelder Silvaner VDP.ORTSWEIN.
VDP: Which wine are you particularly proud of?
Philipp Luckert: Actually all the wines of each vintage, because they are always the result of a long, hard year of work.
VDP: Why did you become a winemaker?
Philipp Luckert: Quite simply: Because it is fun and the best profession in the world!
VDP: Do you have any role models?
Philipp Luckert: In particular Franz Hirtzberger Senior, the winemaking legend from the Wachau.
VDP: What are your next goals?
Philipp Luckert: We want to lead the winery straight into the future - without letting ourselves be led astray from the outside.
VDP: How do you combine tradition and innovation?
Philipp Luckert: Tradition is extremely important to us - especially when it comes to the vinification of our wines!
VDP: Why should we still visit your winery?
Philipp Luckert: For example, before or after a wine-tasting session at our winery to take a leisurely look at Sulzfeld's very attractive old town ensemble with its completely preserved village wall.
Photos: Peter Bender