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Weingut Graf Neipperg – Top wines from high nobility

Weingut Graf Neipperg

With the wines from Graf Neipperg, we are proud to offer top wines of the Württemberg high nobility in our program. Upon clearings on southern slopes and ridges lie the famous VDP.GROSSE LAGEN of Neipperger Schlossberg and Schwaigerner Ruthe, which are in the sole ownership of the family. Specifically, the Lemberger GG and Riesling GG (Grosses Gewächs) from these vineyards are among the best in Württemberg. 

The earldom of Neipperg was created in the twelfth century in northern Württemberg. The holdings include around thirty towns and villages. Among them is the city of Schwaigern where the main branch of the family lives to this day in Schloss Schwaigern. 

Karl-Eugen Heir to the Earldom of Neipperg

Today the almost 32 hectare winery is managed by Karl-Eugen Erbgraf von Neipperg, the eldest son of Joseph-Hubert von Neipperg. Graf Neipperg focuses on natural and sustainable agriculture in the cultivation of his vines. 

The grape variety Lemberger is given special attention because of its great significance. This highly popular local variety was introduced to Germany by the family in the 1700s from Austria, where it’s known as Blaufränkisch. 

In addition to the main varieties Lemberger and Riesling, the winery also cultivates Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), Rivaner (Müller-Thurgau), Muskateller, Traminer, Merlot, Syrah, Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc), and Trollinger. The wines are produced in their impressive, ancient wine cellar underneath Castle Schwaigern. “Good wine is aged in a good cellar. Our cellar conditions – with naturally cool temperatures – provide the right environment for exquisite wine. And [we’ve done] that for hundreds of years. Both a sign and proof of extraordinary quality.”

Cellarmaster Bernd Supp

has been largely responsible for many years for the continued increase in quality. His unique feel for the use of oak and the introduction of barrel aromas into the wine are guarantees of great wines with an international appeal. 

Countless awards like multiple Vinum Deutscher Rotweinpreis (German Red Wine Awards), Gault & Millau 4 Grapes, Eichelmann ***, Vinum ****, and many others speak to their quality. 

Vignobles Comtes von Neipperg

In 1971, Joseph-Hubert von Neipperg purchased the vineyards of Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere, and Clos de l’Oratoire as well as Chateau Peyraud, and Chateau la Mondotte in Saint Emilion. Since 1984 these have been managed by his son Stephan-Christoph von Neipperg. These were expanded in 1998 to include Chateau d’Aiguilhe and in 2006 Stephan-Christoph von Neipperg also became co-owner of Chateau Guiraud in Sauternes. 

Organic cultivation practices are also a big topic in the House of Neipperg. These ecological philosophies have been continually adapted and in use since 1988. The result of this long-term project has been the “BIO” certification of Chateau Canon la Gaffelière and La Mondotte in 2014

The viticultural philosophy of “ensure survival” is first and foremost a philosophy of life. In view of his deep connection to the earth, but also of his family’s 800-year winemaking tradition, Stephan Graf von Neipperg has made a moral commitment to managing his wineries sustainably and has always held the future generations in mind. Whether Württemberger or French, the “Grossen Gewächse” of Lemberger GG or Riesling GG or most revered Bordeaux wines of Neipperg – try these noble wines. It is definitely worth it. 

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ZUR WEINSTEIGE -Outstanding Restaurant/Wine 2020

Our flagship ZUR WEINSTEIGE – Hotel.Schlösschen.Gourmetrestaurant – only a 5 minutes walk on foot from Weinhaus Stetter – was awarded “Outstanding Restaurant/Wine” in the category Hotel Restaurant.

Wines of Germany (DWI) in cooperation with Original SELTERS and DER FEINSCHMECKER “Outstanding Restaurants” is awarded to an establishment with an exceptional focus on wines of German regionality. Hotel and Restaurant “Weinsteige” in Stuttgart emerged as the winner in the category of Hotel Restaurant.

For the DWI Managing director Monika Reule, this year’s seventh anual competition is particularly important in view of the difficult times for the hospitality industry due to COVID-19. She explains:

With our awards, we want to show wine lovers restaurants where the regional wines are featured exceptionally well and skillfully paired with great dishes. We also hope to generate additional business for both the restauranteurs and the featured wine makers and thus create a supportive promotion for the businesses.

This year, the prizes will be awarded on site and in the presence of one of the judges who will also give the congratulatory speech to the respective winner. The judges includes SELTERS Managing director Otto J. Völker, deptuy editor-in-chief of DER FEINSCHMECKER Gabriele Heins as well as Christina Fischer, Paula Bosch, and Gunnar Tietz. Every year the team sets a high quality standard for the evaluation of the restaurants. For example, in addition to the scope and quality of the wine list, factors such as pricing, employee training, wines by the glass offerings, and the possibility of hosting wine events are factors in the judge’s descision making.

“Ausgezeichnete Weingastronomie 2020” – the judge’s Award
Category Hotel Restaurant

Weinsteige, Stuttgart

Translated from German:

Whether wine lover, wine freak, collector, or simly wine drinker, if you have the luck and opportunity to tour the historic vaulted-ceilinged wine cellar built in 1870 with its’ splendid wine collection then you won’t want to resurface any time soon. The well cooled cellar houses over 10,000 bottles of wine containing special vintages, countless rieslings, treasures and top growths of Germany. Countless events revolving around wine from the Culinary Wine Evening, the regularly held Ladie’s Wine Night and the Gentleman’s Wine Evening, or the Summer Wine Festival, everything here revolves around the world of wines. Presented in the third Generation by Andreas & Jörg Scherle and their Team.

Paula Bosch
Andreas Scherle, W.Hauenstein (Selters), Paula Bosch (Jury), A.Kaul (DWI)
Interview with Paula Bosch & Andreas Scherle


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Weingut Aldinger – Winery of the Year 2020

Weingut Aldinger – The Oldest Winery in Fellbach.

In operation since 1492, Weingut Aldinger is one of the oldest Wineries in our program.

After 500 years of winemaking tradition, Gert Aldinger took over the family business. With the planting of international grape varieties as well as reduced harvest yield, Gert Aldinger set the benchmark for the region in terms of quality.

Today, the winery is in the 15th generation and is lead by the two sons of Gert, Hansjörg and Matthias Aldinger.

In the vineyards around Stuttgart, Weingut Aldinger operates 5 GROSSE LAGEN. Among others, the flagship „Untertürkheimer Gips“ which was purchased by the family in ist entirety in 1973.

As a family, both brothers make a perfect team. With great care taken in the vineyards by Hansjörg as well as in the cellar by Matthias, the wines are produced with perfection and an authentic care for the wine. „Less is more“ is the philsophy of the winery.

The consistent topnotch quality pays off. In 2020, Weingut Aldinger was named Vinum Winemaker of the Year. This was the first time a Württemberg winery was given this award.

The winery’s list of awards speaks for itself: Eichelmann 5 Stars, Falstaff Weinguide 5 Stars, Gault-Millau 5 Grapes.

Come try the Riesling „Stetter Edition“ which we make together with the winery exclusively for our house.