Norbert und Mark Barth
83% Riesling, 12% Spätburgunder sowie Weissburgunder & Cabernet Sauvignon
Lösslehm, Ton und Mergel Böden sowie Quarzit und Schieferverwitterungsböden
VDP: What is so special about your winery?
Mark Barth: In addition to the organic production of the finest Rieslings from classified vineyards, we also specialize in the production of sparkling wine according to the traditional method. We were closely involved in the development of the new VDP.SEKT.STATUTE and consider ourselves pioneers of single-vineyard Riesling sekt. The best way to convince yourself of the quality is to visit our architecturally appealing, award-winning vinotheque to taste them.
VDP: What is your winery philosophy?
Mark Barth: Wine is our discipline; sparkling wine our showpiece!
VDP: For what wine style do you strive?
Mark Barth: We strive for elegant, balanced wines that radiate inner peace through slow and natural vinification, wines that express the attributes of our historic, classified vineyards. We follow the same style in a refreshing way with our VDP.SEKT. Predestined for this style is our regional hero - RIESLING!
VDP: Of which wine are you particularly proud?
Mark Barth: Of our VDP.GROSSE GEWÄCHSE® wines and our single-vineyard sparkling wines. There is so much passion and work behind it for a comparably small number of bottles, but the result is worth it.
VDP: Why did you become a vintner?
Mark Barth: Wine is a great product, and to accompany the path from the vineyard to the glass is certainly one of the most varied vocations. Even though I was not born into a winegrowing family, but married into it, my passion and identification with the profession are no less pronounced. There are many successes with craftmanship and vinophile pleasures that one can only experience as a winemaker.
VDP: Do you have role models?
Mark Barth: That was and is, of course, always my father-in-law, Norbert Barth. He paved the way for me and sees me as the successor in the family winery. I will never take this for granted and accept this as my task with deep respect.
VDP: What are your next goals?
Mark Barth: To continuously develop our business further, to solidify our style and to make the right decisions, especially in view of the changing climate for viticulture.
VDP: How do you combine tradition and innovation?
Mark Barth: When you visit our wine estate, the question is self-explanatory. Opposites are known to attract: the modern wine shop above the traditional treasure archive of matured wines, modern cellars with traditional wooden barrels, the latest bottling line next to traditional riddling pupitres, modern equipment for our traditional bottle fermentation and so on.