Weingut Pfeffingen, idyllically located amidst its vineyards, is operated by oenologist Jan Eymael and his family. Jan is a passionate wine-grower, whose unconditional endeavor to achieve top quality, even on a small scale, make this traditional Pfälzer family operation truly special. He strives to cultivate the 17 hectares (42 acres) of vines to yield unique wines that are rich in minerals and fruit. Weingut Pfeffingen has numbered among the best wine estates of Germany for years.
Family & Tradition
Sense of family is given pride of place at Weingut Pfeffingen. 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. Their coat of arms to this day, with its mythical unicorn, was conferred in 1622 by Emperor Ferdinand II.
Top Vineyard Sites
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 first-class 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.
Passion & Care
The Eymael family tends their vines and grapes with great care. Various vineyard procedures require manual labor. In all, vineyard maintenance is as ecologically friendly as possible 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 the varieties Bukettrebe and Riesling in 1916 to produce this delicious grape variety – which has yielded wines of remarkable quality for decades at Weingut Pfeffingen.
Weingut Pfeffingen is member of the VDP since 1986 and member of Fair´n Green since 2019.