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VDP.ESTATE
WILHELM ARNOLD

"A WINE CAN ONLY BE AS GOOD AS THE SOIL ON WHICH IT GROWS."

BRUNO ARNOLD ABOUT HIS WINES AND HIS WINERY IN RANDERSACKER NEAR WÜRZBURG

Wilhelm Arnold

Klosterstraße 19 b
97236 Randersacker

Phone+49 (0)931/708326
Fax+49 (0)931/700903
Mailinfo@arnoldwein.de
Office Hours
Mo-Sa 9.00-18.00; So 10.00-13.00 sowie nach Vereinbarung
Owner

Bruno Arnold

Cellarmaster

Bruno Arnold

Member Since

1999

Wine Area

4,45  including paths

Bottle Production

75 000

Grape Variety

35% Silvaner, je 15% Müller-Thurgau & Scheurebe , je 10% Riesling & Rotwein sowie weitere Weissweinsorten

Geology

Muschelkalkverwitterung, Schwemmböden

Growing Areas

Franken

Wine Tasting
Vinothek, Weinproben, Keller- und Weinbergsführungen

VDP: What is special about your winery?

Bruno Arnold: We are a traditional winery that is over 340 years old, already in the 12th generation. For over three centuries, our ancestors, like us today, have cultivated the vines in the steep vineyards of Randersacker, which produce unmistakable wines full of character in the particularly mineral-rich shell limestone soils.

"Art and wine culture" - in our listed building you can admire a unique wine ghost graffito - a unique piece of art created by the renowned artist Wolfgang Lenz in 1978 using a special scratch plaster technique.

VDP: What is your winery philosophy?

Bruno Arnold: Lots of character, tradition and naturalness in one bottle.

VDP: What style of wine are you striving for?

Bruno Arnold: We want to produce wines full of character, which have a concise acidity and fine fruit aromas and reflect the respective grape variety. We find the Blauer as well as Grüner Silvaner and the Würzer very exciting, a 1932 breeding by Dr. Georg Scheu that crosses Gewürztraminer and Müller-Thurgau.

VDP: Which of your wines would you recommend to someone who does not yet know your winery - as a start, so to speak?

Bruno Arnold: A dry Scheurebe.

"WE ARE PARTICULARLY PROUD OF OUR WÜRZER, A CHILD OF GEWÜRZTRAMINER."

VDP: Which wine are you particularly proud of?

Bruno Arnold: Our condiment, a child of the Gewürztraminer. A very rare, demanding grape variety and an interesting wine that has already won several international awards.

VDP: Why did you become a winemaker?

Bruno Arnold: It was probably in my genes, since our family has been growing wine since 1673. Even as a small boy I told my parents that I would take over the winery if my older brother didn't "snatch it away" from me.

Randersackerer Sonnenstuhl
Silvaner
VDP.ERSTE LAGE®

VDP: Do you have any role models?

Bruno Arnold: My grandfather Wilhelm, after whom the winery is also named. But my grandmother Valeria also had a great influence on me. We have dedicated a wine to each of them.

VDP: What are your next goals?

Bruno Arnold: We want to focus even more on the terroir, use shell limestone barrels and implement the ideas of our son, who is in training to become a winemaker - and to endure. :-)

VDP: How do you unite tradition and innovation?

Bruno Arnold: In an old family winery like ours, there are of course many traditions that are passed on from generation to generation, such as the manual harvest, which we believe is extremely important for the quality of the grapes. After the grape harvest, the tractors are decorated with vine leaves and the horn is blown so that every inhabitant can hear when a winegrower has finished the harvest. Afterwards, all the grape harvest helpers celebrate the "downfall" to express their gratitude for the harvest. We also work in a very traditional way in the cellar, for example with a long storage of yeast, just like the grandfather did with his wines. We do not always have to reinvent how wine is made, we keep it just like our ancestors. But that does not exclude new and good innovations: For example, in gentle pruning, in marketing, in bottle closures or in machines that make work easier.