Pfeffingen

Weingut Pfeffingen has competed with the best wine estates of Germany for years and their sense of family has given pride of place to their estate vineyards in the Pfalz. Three generations of the Eymael family live and work together at the attractive estate situated on the Deutsche Weinstrasse (German Wine Road). The family can look back on a long viticultural tradition. To this day, their coat of arms is displayed on the front of every bottle, with its mythical unicorn, which was conferred in 1622 by Emperor Ferdinand II.

The Eymael family tend their vines and grapes with great care. Various vineyard procedures require manual labor. In all, vineyard maintenance is as ecologically friendly as possible (certified substainable production since 2019) and low yields are a matter of course. The grapes are harvested by hand, by experienced pickers. The vineyards and growing conditions at Pfeffingen are optimal for the “king of white wine varietals” – Riesling. The chalky soils also provide excellent conditions for Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir). The specialty of the house is the aromatic varietal Scheurebe (shoy´ray beh), named after the grape breeder Georg Scheu, who crossed Riesling and an unkown wild grape in 1916 to produce this delicious grape variety – which has yielded wines of remarkable quality for decades at Weingut Pfeffingen.

Pfeffingen wines are unique. They are rich in minerals, full of character, and have a fine fruitiness. Their outstanding quality is due not least to their firstclass vineyard sites – Ungsteiner Herrenberg and Ungsteiner Weilberg. The Herrenberg site has chalky soil. The Weilberg site consists of terra rossa (red loam) – quite unique in German wine country.

Estate Profile

Owner

Jan Eymael

Wine Makers

Jan Eymael & Rainer Gabel

History

Over 250 years

Growing Area

17 hectares

Bottle Production

10,000 cases

Vineyards

Ungsteiner Herrenberg
Ungsteiner Weilberg
Ungsteiner Nussriegel

Soils

Herrenberg – Limestone
Weilberg – Terra Rosa (red loam)
Nussriegel – Limestone, colored & alluvial sandstone

Varietals

60% Riesling
15% Scheurebe
20% Pinot Noir & Pinot Blanc

Wines

Pfeffingen Estate Dry Riesling
Pfeffingen Scheurebe Dry
Pfeffingen Blanc de Noir
Pfeffingen Ungsteiner Gewürztraminer
Pfeffingen Riesling GG, Herrenberg
Pfeffingen Riesling GG, Weilberg
Pfeffingen Riesling Terra Rossa
Pfeffingen Pinot Noir Alte Reben

Dry vs Sweet

90% Dry
10% Sweet

Eco-Friendly

Certified Fair’n Green since 2019

VDP Member

Since 1985

Trade Resources

Pfeffingen Estate Dry Riesling

Pfeffingen Blanc de Noir

Pfeffingen Ungsteiner Gewürztraminer

Pfeffingen Riesling GG, Herrenberg

Pfeffingen Riesling GG, Weilberg

Pfeffingen Riesling Terra Rossa

Pfeffingen Roter Riesling Terra Rosetta

Pfeffingen Spätburgunder Alte Reben

Pfeffingen Estate Dry Riesling

Pfeffingen Blanc de Noir

Pfeffingen Ungsteiner Gewürztraminer

Pfeffingen Riesling GG, Herrenberg

Pfeffingen Riesling GG, Weilberg

Pfeffingen Riesling Terra Rossa

Pfeffingen Pinot Noir Alte Reben