The Kaiserstuhl is Germany’s most sun-spoilt and warmest region, which makes it veritably emperor-like. The wine growing region extends from Freiburg to the Rhine in the west; a section of the Badische Weinstraße leads on the Kaiserstuhl. Innumerous kinds of plants and rare animals like the praying mantis, the bee-eater, or the emerald lizzard make the Kaiserstuhl a unique cultural landscape, and the just under 4,200 hectare top wine growing area is also of outstanding ecological and economical importance: It is on this fertile soil where about one third of all Baden wines are pressed.
The laboriously built teraces, which are to fasten the fertile loess and weathered volcanic soil, and which are vital for viticulture to be practiced there, are typical for the landscape. The very dark volcanic rock can store heat for the nights and for cooler days very good. This is the factor that full-bodied Pinot gris and hot-tempered Pinot noirs to develop a southern temper. In addition, sorts like Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner, Gewürztraminer (or Klausner), and Muscatel have found a home here.
The Kaiserstuhl produces a wide range of different predicate levels, from juicy cabinet wines that go down easily via powerful, dense late harvests up to tropically explosive sweet wines. We have compiled detailed information about the terroir of the Kaiserstuhl wine growing region in our “experts’ knowledge”. Or are you searching a certain vintner from the Kaiserstuhl? You will certainly find him in our “vintners’ search”.