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.