Schnaitmann

Region: Württemberg

In an impressive way, the wine estate of Rainer Schnaitmann has developed into a respected address in Germany and beyond. For years, the Gault & Millau “Aufsteiger des Jahres” is listed amongst the 100 best wine estates in Germany; in all major wine publications, it is listed as the absolute top of Württemberg estates. In 2006 it was affiliated by the “Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter” (the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates, abbreviated VDP), the youngest wine estate until then. Its success is carried by the family and by the well-trained employees. The grapes are picked only by hand. A team of many people from the surrounding area of Stuttgart, does this work in the steep slopes, which in some years can take up to 9 weeks, with passion and endurance. Of course, the joy of life will not be forgotten, lunch at working days is served together with the trainees and interns, and the best wines from all over the world are tasted and discussed.

In any case, Rainer Schnaitmann has not yet regretted the fact that he did not begin his planned architectural studies in favor of the 500-year-old family tradition of growing grapes. He is convinced that the potential of the top vineyard sites in the Stuttgart-Rems Valley is far from exhausted. A further step in this direction is the organic viticulture, which has been practiced for years and whose certification was successfully completed in 2016. This is how wines are created that embody the estate’s philosophy: Never tire, never bore – and the bottle must be emptied easily. At least when there’s two of you…

Estate Profile

Owner

Rainer Schnaitmann

Wine Makers

Rainer Schnaitmann

History

600 years of family winemaking

Growing Area

25 hectares

Bottle Production

11,000 cases

Vineyards

Fellbacher Lämmler
Uhlbacher Götzenberg
Untertürkheimer Mönchberg
Schnaiter Altenberg
Schnaiter Burghalde
Rotenberger Schlossberg

Soils

From bottom (200 m above sea level, Stuttgart basin) to top (over 420 m above sea level): shell limestone, gypsum keuper, reed sandstone, coloured marl, pebble sandstone, sandstone, tuber marl.

Varietals

35% Burgundy grape varieties
25% Riesling
17% Lemberger
8% Trollinger
6% Sauvignon blanc
6% Merlot and Cabernet

Wines

Schnaitmann Evoé Rosé
Schnaitmann Steinwiege Pinot Noir
Schnaitmann Steinwege Lemberger
Schnaitmann Cuveé D, Simon Roth
Schnaitmann Lemberger, Simon Roth
Schnaitmann Pinot Noir, Simon Roth

Dry vs Sweet

100% Dry

Cellar

Stainless Steel
French Oak

Eco-Friendly

Practicing Eco-Friendly
Certified Organic in 2014

VDP Member

Member of the VDP

Trade Resources

2019 Schnaitmann Evoé Rosé

2017 Schnaitmann Steinwiege Pinot Noir

2017 Schnaitmann Cuveé D, Simon Roth

2017 Schnaitmann Steinwege Lemberger

2016 Schnaitmann Lemberger, Simon Roth

2017 Schnaitmann Pinot Noir, Simon Roth