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Courtier Bernd

The winery is located in the community of Alzenau-Michelbach (Mainviereck area) in the German Franconian wine growing region. It was founded in 1924 by the brothers Josef and Richard Höfler, who purchased fallow vineyards and planted them with vines. Under the subsequent generation of Irmgard and Karl Höfler, the area under cultivation increased, and a new farm with wine cellar and farm buildings was also built, and marketing gradually switched from cask wine to bottling. Since 1984 the business has been managed by Edeltraut and Bernd Höfler. The vineyards comprise 7.2 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations of Reuschberg (Hörstein), as well as Apostelgarten (listed since 1985) and Steinberg (Michelbach). They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling (35%), Müller-Thurgau (30%), Silvaner, Rieslaner, Bacchus and Pinot Blanc (together 15%), as well as the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Black Riesling and Domina (together 20%). The white wines are reductively aged in steel tanks. The red wines mature in large wooden barrels or in barriques. In suitable years, noble sweet Beerenauslese and ice wines are also pressed. Also bottle-fermented sparkling wines, noble brandies (marc, wine, berries, fruit) and liqueurs are produced. The winery is a member of the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).

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