Riesling and Pinot Noir wine “Rothenberg”
Weingut Bürgermeister Schweinhardt
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The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care of your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care of your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

What do you adopt?
Adopt {publicVariety} from our farm in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}). During the process of adoption you can choose a name that we will engrave on a plaque and hang on your {variety}. You will sponsor six vine stocks from the vineyard Rothenberg. The first vines were planted here in 1720. You need about six vine stocks (6 kg of grape harvest) to produce six bottles of our lovingly made wine. Our winery has been a family business for over 350 years. In Langenlonsheim we have the vineyard Rothenberg. Their soil type is red slate, which has baked into a porous rock due to volcanic activity with quartzite and porphyry. The upper part of the red rock creates a loose, mineral, easily heatable soil. Our wines, which grow on this steep vineyard, are solid, mineral and racy wines with a nice minerality and elegant fruit. All of our wines are vegan. 90% of our grapes are harvested by hand. As a result, the quality of the harvested grapes is so high that we don’t need animal products when filtering and in the whole producing process. Our wines are bottled according to German wine law: All the grapes come from our own vineyards and expanded vegan by ourselves in our own cellar. This is transparency for our customers - “100 % Schweinhardt”. We are committed to nature conservation. It is important to us that future generations can live healthy lives in harmony with nature. Ms. Ulrike Höfken, Minister for the Environment, Agriculture, Food, Viticulture and Forestry, distinguished us in 2014 on behalf of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as a “partner company for nature conservation”. We do not use pesticides or insecticides in viticulture. This means that rare plants and animals, such as smooth snakes, orchids and rare butterflies, like for example *Aricia agestis*, can once again be at home in our vineyards. The vineyard Rothenberg has existed since 1720. Due to the land consolidation in the 1920s, larger plots were created and since then this location has been a prime vineyard for Rieslings on the Nahe. The productive life of {publicVariety} is around 50 years. For as long as you want to keep it and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew your adoption year after year. If your {variety} die, we will replace them with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others.
What will you receive?
Each season we will send you a box with: 1 x __Riesling “Rothenberg Terrasse”__ dry (0,75l, bottle) 2 x __Riesling “Rothenberg”__ dry (0,75l, bottle) 1 x __Pinot Noir “Rothenberg”__ dry (0,75l, bottle) 2 x __Riesling “Rothenberg Spätlese”__ sweet (0,75l, bottle) We will send you the wine from the current bottling. The Pinot Noir may also have been allowed to mature for longer. Depending on the taste, these wines are left to mature in large wooden barrels for 12-24 months (Barrique barrels) With these wines you will go on a journey back in time. Volcanoes were active in our region 40 million years ago. You will find the fire and the mineral in the character of our wines, which grow on the steep slopes of Rothenberg. The terrace wine is the queen of our Rieslings, a special selection of an old steep vineyard; it has fine fruit aromas in combination with excellent minerality. The Riesling “Terrasse” can also ripen and be drank as a solitary wine after many years. The Riesling “Rothenberg” shows the same basic character and convinces with fruit aromas that are reminiscent of apricot and passion fruit. A beautifully balanced acidity stimulates the palate. The Riesling Spätlese “Rothenberg” goes well with sushi or spicy grilled dishes. Last but not least the Pinot Noir “Rothenberg”, a wine which has a strong body, its own fullness and a long reverberation. All wines from this master box are allowed to mature and promise to be greatly enjoyable. We recommend enjoying the Rieslings at 10-12 °C, the Pinot Noir at 16 °C. Our wines have a screw cap. Wine should be stored in a cool and dark place. Under these conditions, you can still enjoy our wines in seven to ten years.
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date the Farmer will start preparing the orders that are to be shipped. You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out. The harvesting starts approx. 110 days after blossoming, usually late September to late October. Then the wine is aged in the cellar. The shipping of the Masterbox is planned for April.
Why should you adopt?
* Learn who produces your food, how and where. Receive your food in a conscious manner. * Buy directly from the farmer. Help to generate wealth and better jobs in the rural areas. * Plan ahead and enable the Farmer to produce on demand. This way we can avoid overproduction and fight food waste. * Reward Farmers who make an effort to use environmentally-friendly packaging and cultivation techniques.
How does it work?
Meet the Farmers
Adopt and plan your harvest
Let the Farmer and nature work
Receive your harvest at home
Axel Schweinhardt
Tradition, innovation & passion ... These were and are the cornerstones that have given my family strength to pass the winery on from generation to generation. It was important that every generation in its time did its best to be familiar with “tried and true” methods and also open to new ideas. Thus, our family has run our winery for so many years, more than 350 years with heart, mind and luck. I myself love nature. Since my childhood I couldn't imagine anything better than taking over the winery. So I studied wine economy in Heilbronn and took over all work in the wine cellar in 1993. It was then that my father said “it used to be about wine - today it is about good wine” and that was my job. I love the different soils in Langenlonsheim and the huge variety of wines. I especially love how the terroir is reflected in its subtlety and expressiveness in the wine. So I worked hand in hand with my father for many years. I learned a lot from my father. Since 2008, I have taken full responsibility for our family winery. In my time we have withstood some economic and weather challenges. Today I run our winery with my wife Ute. We complement each other – sometimes one plus one equals more than two and that's our luck. My wife Ute is also a business economist and used to work in the IT industry as a senior process consultant. In 2010 we opened a small B&B in the winery - the HEINRICHs. So we have the opportunity to give wine lovers an insight into our vinery and after a wine tasting you can also fall into bed happily. We have nine double rooms for our guests. Ute and I have been enthusiastic CrowdFarmers since the beginning and have together enjoyed the fresh, seasonal products of the other farmers. Now we can also be there as farmers! That makes us very happy.
Axel Schweinhardt

"Tradition, innovation & passion stand for "healthy-sustainable-and-happy- together" – this is us. And the good thing is, you can participate – together for a healthy future."

Weingut Bürgermeister Schweinhardt
Weingut Bürgermeister Schweinhardt
Our winery is located in the Nahe region, in Langenlonsheim, a wine village at the foot of the Hunsrück. Until the 1950s, our winery was an agricultural mixed farm, like almost all wineries at that time. In the old days we had ten cows, pigs and poultry. Horses helped in the vineyard. Today we have two dogs and a couple of chickens, which belong to the family. We have also had bees for a few years now. And then, of course, wine, which brought some cash in. Modernizations were carried out through the sale of wine. I am often asked how the name “Bürgermeister” (mayor) comes into our company name. Well, it was like this: my grandfather Willi Schweinhardt was Mayor of Langenlonsheim from 1946 to 1969. At that time, Langenlonsheim did not yet have a town hall and its office was opposite our HEINRICHs B&B breakfast room today. After more than 20 years as mayor, no one greeted him saying “Good morning Mr. Schweinhardt”, but “Good morning Mr. Bürgermeister”. This is how the mayor Schweinhardt winery came to be, which is anchored in the commercial register. Transparency for our customers is very important to us. We are committed to nature conservation so that future generations can live healthy lives in harmony with nature. Environment, Agriculture, Food, Viticulture and Forestry, distinguished us in 2014 on behalf of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as a “partner company for nature conservation”. We do not use pesticides or insecticides for our viticulture. This means that rare plants and animals, such as smooth snakes, orchids and rare butterflies, like for example *Aricia agestis* can once again be at home in our vineyards. We love diversity of species in our vineyards: we have wild bees, as well as a variety of bird nesting boxes. Additionally, we have created two beetle banks. We have also changed the packaging to more stable and beautiful wine boxes that can be reused. About the beetle banks: We started this young project in 2018 together with the FH (Fachhochschule) Bingen. We want insects to feel more at home in our fields. Why? So that biodiversity forms and good wintering conditions prevail. Therefore we created our first 160 meter long Beetle bank in 2018 (it is also known as a beetle wall). With success: we see & hear significantly more pheasants, partridges, lapwings and other ground breeders. The second system of a 160 meter long beetle bank followed in 2019. Anyone who wants to join can gladly take an active part in the third. Thanks to the nature-friendly cultivation of the vineyards, rare plants and animals, such as snakes, orchids and rare butterflies, like Aricia agestis can once again be at home. Our vineyards are not irrigated. We are dependent on nature. Due to green manuring and humus formation, we have a water-efficient process so water can be better retained in the soil. “Waste” - that is, the pressing residues of the grapes in our winery are returned to nature through composting. We are also like a family for our team: We take care of each other and in addition to family-friendly working hours, this also includes payment well above the minimum wage. We are proud of that. Our philosophy isn’t “higher-faster-further” it is “healthy-sustainable-and-happy-together”.
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Weingut Bürgermeister Schweinhardt, Langenlonsheim, DE
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