Herzog von Württemberg
S.K.H. Carl Herzog von Württemberg
Technischer Betriebsleiter/Kellermeister: Moriz Just
40% Riesling, 22% Lemberger, 14% Trollinger sowie u.a. Spät- & Weissburgunder, Cabernet-Sorten
Muschelkalk, Schilfsandstein-Verwitterungsböden, teils mit Steinen durchsetzter Gipskeuper
VDP: What is so special about your winery?
Michael Herzog von Württemberg: Our winery is located at Domäne Monrepos near Ludwigsburg. It is rural yet stately with a baroque castle, park and idyllic lake. A 4-star hotel with a distinguished regional tavern and 18-hole golf course complete a perfect recreation and leisure ensemble. Our vineyards extend over six individual vineyards, which are among the most renowned in the region.
VDP: What is your winery philosophy?
Michael Herzog von Württemberg: With the name Herzog von Württemberg, we are deeply dedicated to the region and are proud standard bearers for Württemberg's traditional grape varieties and vineyard sites.
VDP: For what wine style do you strive?
Michael Herzog von Württemberg: High-quality and at the same time accessible wines that encourage wine lovers to drink a second glass.
VDP: Which of your wines would you recommend to someone who does not yet know your winery – as an introduction, so to speak?
Michael Herzog von Württemberg: Our classic VDP.ERSTE LAGE® Stettener Brotwasser Riesling trocken.
VDP: Why did you become a vintner?
Michael Herzog von Württemberg: I studied agriculture and did an internship at the winery and in the vineyards. I discovered my passion and love for wine. Good food and drink have always been important to me.
VDP: What are your next goals?
Michael Herzog von Württemberg: Quality, quality, and quality again. That is the top priority in all areas.
VDP: How do you combine tradition and innovation?
Michael Herzog von Württemberg: I feel rooted like a vine, but always want to remain open to everything. Tradition is good, important and beautiful, but not everything. We live in the 21st century! Home is something that must always continue to evolve.
VDP: If your wine were music, what would it be?
Michael Herzog von Württemberg: An opera by Verdi!