100 % Natural.

The Living Vineyard.

We encourage flora and fauna to bloom and thrive in our vineyards. The magic of our wines then arises from this dynamic life, married together with the distinctive flavors of our beloved region. We in the Kraichgau are living in a Renaissance of wine culture, here where the art of viticulture was founded by the Romans and honed by Cistercian monks.

Biodiversity.

Composting.

Vital micro-organisms for our soils.

Structured water — ambassador and life-giver.

Horn manure [Preparation 500]

The energy of the earth to activate the soils.

Horn silica [Preparation 501]

Imparting the power of the sun.

“Wine should evoke the true magic of a place in the nose and palate.“

Claus Burmeister, Winemaker

How do we do it? Nature leads, with the winemaker’s wisdom and skill shepherd-ing the way.

Our philosophy: our wines enjoy the benefits of meticulous handcraftsmanship and organic winegrowing, enriched with modern insights in both the vineyard and the cellar. This is crucial for allowing the authentic identity of our terroir to express itself fully. Each parcel is specially selected and sorted according to its individual characteristics and conditions, including soil and micro-climate.

The Wine

The People

In the cellar, our photo-optic sorting system ensures that only the finest of fruit makes it into our wine. The must is gravity fed and then gently processed, using minimal pumping, before undergoing fermentation in a carefully controlled environment. Our experienced cellar team sees itself simply as a companion to each wine on its journey, leading to the real reward: wines truly of and from nature.

The true magic of a place.

The Kraichgau: A Natural for Pinot Wines.

Back in the 12th century, monks of the Cistercian order discovered the outstanding  winegrowing conditions of the Kraichgau’s limestone-rich hills. Pinot vines in all shades – Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Meunier, as well as extended members of the family such as Chardonnay and Auxerrois – flourish here thanks to an environment as advantageous as that of their native French homeland. With more than 80 % of its holdings devoted to Pinot, Heitlinger is proud to preserve and extend this fascinating legacy.

Colored Marl from 160 million years ago.

Our VDP classified wines from Große Lagen sites are situated on the south face of   the Kraichgau hills. What makes this landscape so fascinating is the diverse range of limestone-rich sedimentary soils spread across a mere few square kilometers.

EICHELBERG PINOT BLANC GG
SPIEGELBERG PINOT GRIS GG
KÖNIGSBECHER PINOT NOIR GG
WORMSBERG PINOT NOIR GG

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HASSAPFEL AUXERROIS
SCHELLENBRUNNEN RIESLING GG
HEINBERG CHARDONNAY GG

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CHARDONNAY RESERVE
PINOT BLANC RESERVE
PINOT GRIS RESERVE
PINOT MEUNIER RESERVE
PINOT NOIR RESERVE

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VARIETAL WINES RED

HEITLINGER PINOT NOIR
HEITLINGER FOUR

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REBSORTEN-WEINE WEISS

HEITLINGER RIESLING
HEITLINGER PINOT BLANC
HEITLINGER AUXERROIS
HEITLINGER PINOT GRIS

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100 % of our grapes are hand harvested, from the “Guts”-level that builds the foundation of our program to the GGs at its pinnacle. The fruit comes from carefully cultivated vineyards in and around Tiefenbach classified by the VDP as either “Ortswein”-level or premium “Erste Lage” sites.

CUVÉES
HEITLINGER RED
HEITLINGER WHITE
HEITLINGER ROSÉ

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Heitlinger’s “Blanc de Noir” vintage sparkling wine is a love song for those who appreciate the Kraichgau specialty “Schwarzriesling”. Known more commonly by its French name Pinot Meunier, this variety confidently delivers the high quality expected of a Champagne.

HEITLINGER BLANC DE NOIR BRUT

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Red marl with solifluction

Red marl with limestone

Red marlstone

Calcareous marl

Red-blue marl

Calcareous marl

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