Masterclass “Wines from the Granite”

Friday, 19 May 2023, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Kongresshaus, Room: S4, 1st floor

The viticulture of the Black Forest fringe often takes place on the primary rock of the bedrock and its weathered soils: In the Ortenau, most grapevines grow on granite. Do the wines obtained from such soil reflect the compact, hard structure of the rock? Or do they rather translate the diversity of minerals present in the granite into particularly generous wines? Our masterclass attempts to trace the common thread of wines from granite and will feature selected Ortenau examples alongside wines from other granite origins, such as those from the Hessische Bergstrasse, from the cru village of Fleurie in the Beaujolais and from the Hermitage rock of the northern Rhône Valley.
With wines from: Griesel Sekt, Schloss Neuweier, Schloss Ortenberg, Axel Bauer, Château des Bachelards, Paul Jaboulet Ainé

Wines served

2016 “Granit F” Brut Nature, Griesel Sekt, Bensheim/Bergstraße


2020 Pinot noir dry, Schloss Neuweier

2020 Ortenberg Schlossberg GG, Ortenberg Castle

2020 Réserve Fass No. 20/16, Axel Bauer Winery, Bühl


Château des Bachelards, Fleurie

2020 Moulin-à-Vent

2020 Fleurie

2020 Le Clos des Bachelards Fleurie


Aged wines

2014 Fleurie, Château des Bachelards, Fleurie

2017 “La Croix des Vignes” St. Joseph, Jaboulet Père & Fils, Tain-l’Hermitage


Falstaff Wine Editor-in-Chief Ulrich Sautter

35 Euros per person

to be booked at the box office

(can be included for Goldticket holders, registration by phone required)

The location

Kongresshaus Baden-Baden

The modern, daylight-flooded Kongresshaus Baden-Baden – with its clear, classically-modern structure, incredibly flexible room concepts and 4,500 square metres of space – provides the perfect setting for the Wine & Gourmet-Festival by Falstaff.
Kongresshaus Baden-Baden Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
Augustaplatz 10
76530 Baden-Baden, Germany

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