who grows the grapes at Weingut Fritz Josef Schwibinger? who makes the wines?
Apart from harvest, Fritz Joseph has no more than two people helping in the vineyard. This speaks to his ability to get a lot of work done in a day as much as the scale of his operation, which is anything but industrial.
what wines do they make at Weingut Fritz Josef Schwibinger?
Like many producers in the Rheinhessen, in addition to Riesling Schwibinger’s lineup includes many members of the Pinot family, including Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder), Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder), and Pinot Noir, (Spatburgunder). We’ve focused on his Rieslings and his Pinot Gris as we think they offer a unique quality and price.
The Riesling “Auflangen” comes from three vineyards on the Red Slope, Oelberg, Kranzberg and Heiligenbaum.
This is exclusively offered by Candid Wines and Fritz Joseph teams up with his cousin to produce enough to satisfy the Illinois market. We love that it offers an inexpensive, family farmed, site specific look at Riesling that can be poured by the glass without much thought.
The Pinot Gris Auslese that we often have in house is referred to as “Rulander” in the Baden in Southern Germany, and is a remarkable, age-worthy wine.
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