Michelbacher Straße 8
Office HoursDo-Fr 9.00-12.00, 13.30-18.00; Sa 9.00-16.00 sowie nach Vereinbarung
30% Lemberger, 22% Riesling, 15% Trollinger, 15% Spätburgunder, Samtrot, Grauburgunder, Weissburgunder, Gewürztraminer
VDP: What is so special about your winery?
Rainer Wachtstetter: In addition to the winery, my wife Anette and I also operate a small, traditional restaurant called the “Adler”, which is open a few weekends a year. You can enjoy all our wines here by the glass with regional, Swabian culinary specialties!
VDP:What is your winery philosophy?
Rainer Wachtstetter: Conscientious and sustainable treatment of nature and our soils. This is the only way to produce the best grapes for great wines.
VDP: Do you have a favourite grape variety?
Rainer Wachtstetter: Lemberger. This grape variety has always been close to my heart.
VDP:Which of your wines would you recommend to someone who does not yet know your winery – as an introduction, so to speak?
Rainer Wachtstetter: This is our VDP.ORTSWEIN Pfaffenhofen “Felix” Lemberger, dry.
VDP:Of which wine are you particularly proud?
Rainer Wachtstetter: Of our VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS® SPITZENBERG Lemberger.
VDP:Why did you become a vintner?
Rainer Wachtstetter: The versatility of wine has always fascinated me. To have everything in your hands from the work in the vineyard all the way to bottling is something special! What’s more, I love being outdoors in nature and in the vineyard.
VDP:What are your next goals?
Rainer Wachtstetter: To continuously develop the winery and the wine quality, because if you rest, you rust!
VDP:Why should people visit your winery?
Rainer Wachtstetter: Our winery is located in the middle of the Stromberg-Heuchelberg Nature Park – there are wonderful bicycling and hiking trails. Pure nature!
VDP:What do you do when you are not making wine?
Rainer Wachtstetter: Drink wine!
Photos: Peter Bender