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Müller-Catoir

The winery in Haardt (a suburb of Neustadt) in the German Pfalz wine growing region lies at the foot of the Haardt Mountains. It was founded in the 18th century by the Huguenot family Catoir, the oldest document referring to viticulture dates back to 1744. For almost a hundred years the winery was run by women (great-grandmother, grandmother and mother of the current owner). Today it is managed in the ninth generation by Jakob Heinrich Catoir and his son Philipp David, cellar master is Martin Franzen. The part of the name Müller comes from a grandmother of the present owner. The vineyards comprise 20 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Bürgergarten, Herrenletten, Herzog and Mandelring (Haardt), Grain and Mönchgarten (Neustadt an der Weinstraße), Eselshaut (Mußbach), Mandelgarten and Schlössel (Gimmeldingen), and Römerbrunnen (Hambach). Different types of soil predominate, from heavy Latvian to loess and loamy gravel. The dominant main variety is the Riesling with about 60% of the area (12 ha), followed by Rieslaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Scheurebe

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