The "Graf Adelmann" winery is located in the municipality of Kleinbottwar (Württembergisch Unterland area) in the German wine-growing region of Württemberg. Winegrowing at Schaubeck Castle was first documented over 700 years ago in 1297. In 1914, the castle was inherited by the Count Adelmann family. Since 2012, the fifth generation of the family, Felix Graf Adelmann, has been at the helm of the winery. The estate also includes 60 hectares of agricultural land, but this has been leased out since 1990. The wines are not vinified at the castle itself, but in the 500-year-old "Amtskeller" in the municipality of Kleinbottwar, a few hundred metres away from the castle.
The vineyards, some of which are steeply terraced, cover 27 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Kleinbottwar (16 hectares), Grossbottwar (1 hectare), Hoheneck (3 hectares of terraces) and 6 hectares between the Bottwartal and Remstal valleys. The three individual vineyards Kleinbottwarer Oberer Berg, Götzenberg and Süßmund, defined as Grosse Lagen according to the VDP classification, are solely owned. The extensive range of grape varieties includes the red wine varieties Lemberger (Blaufränkisch), Samtrot, Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), Frühburgunder, Trollinger (Schiava Grossa), Muskat-Trollinger, Cabernet Cubin, Cabernet Mitos, Dornfelder and Blauer Urban (Schiava Gentile), as well as the white wine varieties Riesling, Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris), Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Grüner Veltliner Muskateller and Traminer. The vineyards have been cultivated according to the guidelines of organic viticulture since 2015 and have been fully certified organic since 2018. In addition, some areas are farmed biodynamically.
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