Size:16,000 ha

Typical soils: limestone, volcanic rock, loess

Riesling proportion: under 10% 

‘A warm and sunny climate’ – is what we can read about it, which in the case of Germany, definitely raises one’s interest. Alongside Pfalz, Baden is the number two ‘Mediterranean’ region, often referred to as Germany’s Toscana, where mainly Pinot Noir and Müller-Thurgau grapes are grown.



Size: 80 ha

Typical grape varieties: 10% Riesling, plus Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay


This Baden winery attracted our attention at once with its contemporary packaging and smiling, young winemaker. It has been a member of VDP since 2012, and cultivates a relatively large territory of 80 ha. Contrary to most wineries in this roundup, they mostly produce red wines, typically Pinot Noir. The owner is Heinz Heiler, the winemakers are Jürgen Kern and Daniel Rupp.