Lange Straße 67
Marion und Jochen Beurer
65 % Riesling, 5% Sauvignon Blanc, 10 % diverse Weißweinsorten, 10% Spätburgunder, 5% Zweigelt, 5% diverse Rotweinsorten
Gipskeuper, Schilfsandstein, Kieselsandstein, Stubensandstein
VDP: What is so special about your winery?
Jochen Beurer: One example is our museum vineyard at the Stettener Y-Burg, which is planted with over 30 different medieval grape varieties. This year we also added an offshoot from the oldest vine in the world from Maribor in Slovenia. In May, this vine will be planted in our museum vineyard and in the future, it will be vinified in our Gemischter Satz “Rettet die Reben” (Save the Grapes).
VDP: What is your winery philosophy?
Jochen Beurer: To create wines that develop not only through the forces of nature, but also our own understanding of nature.
VDP: For what wine style do you strive?
Jochen Beurer: Dry Rieslings.
VDP: Which of your wines would you recommend to someone who does not yet know your winery – as an introduction, so to speak?
Jochen Beurer: Our VDP.ORTSWEIN Stetten Riesling Schilfsandstein, which we have had in our programme since 2004.
VDP: Of which wine are you particularly proud?
Jochen Beurer: Of the 2001 VDP.GROSSE LAGE® PULVERMÄCHER Riesling Spätlese trocken, a forerunner of the VDP.GROSSEN GEWÄCHS® and one of our first Rieslings. It was described in the book “Die größten Rieslinge der Welt” (The Greatest Rieslings of the World) by Norbert Lewandowski (Heyne Verlag, 2002).
VDP: Why did you become a winegrower?
Jochen Beurer: Because my two older sisters already had something better in mind :-). My father was on the road with me every weekend on some BMX track in the world, so it was clear that I would spend the weekdays with him in the vineyard.
VDP: Do you have role models, mentors?
Jochen Beurer: Elisabetta Foradori.
VDP: What are your next goals?
Jochen Beurer: Continue to work and enjoy life with my family.
VDP: How do you combine tradition and innovation?
Jochen Beurer: We only started our business in 1997, so I am not bound to too many traditions, but we stick to traditional winemaking.
VDP: Why should people visit your winery?
Jochen Beurer: Because of the diversity of plants and insects in each of our vineyards. Another tip is the new wooden ball track here in the Stetten vineyards, which is fun for children and adults.