For about 40 years, Werner Schönleber has been running the winery on the western edge of the Nahe wine-growing region. Winegrowing is in his blood, because his ancestors named Emrich demonstrably pursued this passion as early as the middle of the 18th century.
Quality is close to the Nahe
The vineyards are still owned by the family today. Together with his wife Hanne, his son Frank and daughter-in-law Anja, Werner Schönleber has greatly expanded the winery since 1965. On what is now about 19 hectares, the family grows 85% high-quality Riesling in addition to Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. The Emrich-Schönleber winery has received numerous awards, as the wines are exclusively of first-class quality. The Emrich-Schönleber winery has been a member of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates) since 1994.
Kissed by the sun
Not far from the Nahe, a small tributary of the Rhine, the Monzing vineyards are located south of a large forest area. This leads to a relatively cool viticultural climate. However, the steep south and southwest slopes on the Monzinger Halenberg and the Monzinger Frühlingsplätzchen offer perfect growing conditions. Here the vines are pampered with almost 2000 hours of sunshine per year and later produce the high-class wines. These top vineyard sites alone occupy about 17 hectares of the total cultivated area. On stony soils strongly characterized by slate, vines grow which are allowed to enjoy elaborate and gentle manual labor. These vines produce particularly aromatic, small-berried grapes.
Wines with distinction
Werner Schönleber acts in his work above all in the midst of his vines. His son Frank shows his talent primarily in the cellar of the winery. Both men are united by a certain feeling for wine. All this gives them the ability to get the best out of the grapes and produce very high quality wines. Their special flair, dedication, hard work and their own philosophy, has already led to deserved awards on a regular basis for 20 years. Among them is, for example, the award "Winemaker of the Year", "Best Riesling", "Best matured late harvest" and many more. The winery Emrich-Schönleber serves among others the orientations dry to semi-dry, fruit sweet and noble sweet. The dry varieties include, for example, the Monzinger Riesling "Frühtau" and the Riesling "Mineral".
The following grape varieties are cultivated at Emrich-Schönleber :
- Pinot Blanc
More information aboutEmrich-Schönleber
|Company Name:||Weingut Emrich-Schönleber|
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|Telephone:||+49 6751 2733|
|Company Owner:||Frank Schönleber|
|Managing Director:||Frank Schönleber|
|Vineyard Area:||19 Hektar|