Markgraf Von Baden
Markgraf von Baden winery stands for a tradition of innovation and innovation around quality wine production in Baden, for a responsible approach to nature as well as for life and enjoyment. From early on, the Margraves promoted winegrowing — through the creation of wine standards and laws, innovative agricultural methods and the introduction of new grape varieties. The country of Baden where our vines are nurtured and grown is named after the family and the link to wine history is a core part of our heritage and today is our motivation and inspiration to build for the future.
Since 1693, the family has owned by the Staufenberg Castle and its surrounding lands. In 1802 the extensive vineyards of the former Salem monastery were added. History attests to the influence of the Margraves of Baden on Baden winegrowing, perhaps most importantly through the house's innovative approach to quality standards over the centuries. Christoph Markgraf von Baden's original winegrowing law of 1495 was only the first step in this process. Carl Friedrich Margrave of Baden, later the Grand Duke, established further standards for quality winegrowing in Baden in 1782 by planting pure Riesling vines for the first time in the "Klingelberg" site. This created the legendary "Klingelberger," now a symbol for the unique Riesling tradition in the Ortenau.
As the name suggests, the vineyards are located in Baden, the warmest and most sunny region in Germany. In order to make the best possible use of the above-average solar radiation compared to other regions, our vineyards are orientated to the south where possible. In addition, the best quality grapes are located on steep slopes, which considerably increases the effect of solar radiation. Another important factor is the adequate supply of rainfall, which is guaranteed both in the Ortenau region by the Schwarzwaldrand and Lake Constance.
It is no coincidence that the terroirs of our winery, the geological and climatic conditions on Lake Constance and in the Ortenau, are like many quality wineries in the French Burgundy . To convert these exquisite natural conditions into authentic wine of excellent quality and to preserve them, remains our most important task - today and also in the future.
The family has been committed to Baden for over 900 years. From the very beginning, the family history was closely linked to viticulture in Baden . Some of the best vineyards in Baden have been cultivated and cultivated by our ancestors for centuries.