In the Markgräflerland, everything is balanced and of a cheerful and friendly manner. This attitude to life is perfectly embodied by the people and the countryside and is passed on to visitors by sun-spoilt delight.
Just under 600 years ago, in September 1444, the southernmost part of the margravate of Baden-Durlach was given the name of “Markgräflerland”. Today, the whole wine growing area on the right bank of the Upper Rhine, from the Grenzacher Horn to St. Georgen near Freiburg, is called Markgräflerland. The idyllic and neat wine villages with the impressing Black Forest mountain formations in the background give the hilly landscape with its vineyards slopes, orchards, meadows, and woods a lovely appearance. About 3,100 hectares of top wine growing soils, mostly consisting of a several meter-layer of loess, are allocated on the hills between the Black Forest and the Upper Rhine.
However, clay soils and heavy marl soils, which on the slopes are replaced by primary rock, can be found there, too. The underground is able to store water, which together with the warm and damp climate, offers ideal conditions for Chasselas to grow, which in no other German wine growing area is of major importance. This sort with its cosy and tender, yet fresh appearing texture is unique. Additionally, its character shows a fine mixture of aromas out of mirabelle, pear, melon, nutty notes, and white nougat.
Chasselas with its great amount of wholesomeness and drinkability stands as an example for cheerful potatory pleasure from the beautiful Markgräflerland. We have compiled detailed information about the terroir of the Markgräflerland wine growing region in our “experts’ knowledge”. Or are you searching a certain vintner from the Markgräflerland? You’ll certainly find him in our “vintners’ search”.