Winzergenossenschaft Königschaffhausen-Kiechlinsbergen - Geschichte

History

Tradition from Kaiserstuhl

Passion & Tradition

There is a sales doc­u­ment from Königschaffhausen dat­ing back to 16th De­cem­ber 1363. This doc­u­ment talks of not just any type of wine, but rather of “fine wine from Küngscafhusen”. Kiech­lins­ber­gen is one of the old­est and most beau­ti­ful wine­grow­ing vil­lages around Kaiser­stuhl. Viti­cul­ture was first men­tioned in a doc­u­ment as far back as in the year 873.

Königschaffhausen and Kiech­lins­ber­gen are lo­cated at the Bur­gun­dian oasis of Kaiser­stuhl. The vine­yards in the Kaiser­stuhl re­gion emerge like is­lands from the plains of the Upper Rhine be­tween Freiburg and the River Rhine. The small Kaiserstuhl volcanic mountain was transformed by nature and people into a unique cultural landscape. The Kaiserstuhl region is the most sun-spoilt and warmest region in Germany. It offers ideal climatic and geological conditions for vines.

The 130 winegrower families who belong to the winegrowers' cooperative attach topmost priority to quality. Their as­pi­ra­tions are achieved through strict quan­ti­ta­tive lim­i­ta­tions and the dis­tinc­tive in­di­vid­u­al­ity with which wine de­vel­op­ment is car­ried out.

The Pinot and Müller-Thurgau grape varieties in particular flourish in this region, but also the aromatic varieties like Gewürztraminer, muscatel and Scheurebe do well under these growing conditions. The international grape varieties like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot acquire interesting and unique nuances in terms of aroma and taste, in addition to the typical aromas of the varieties.