‘Wine for life – living for wine!’
Welcome to the wine growing estate of Karl Pfaffmann in Walsheim – in the sunny Southern-Palatinate. Karl Pfaffmann, founder of the company, took a big step when, in the 1950’s, he filled the first bottle of wine and therefore strode into the world of direct-marketing.
A short time later, the wines won their first awards – the start of a continuing success story.
Today the vineyard is an established, progressive, quality orientated Production Company without compromises. Since the 1970’s, Karl Pfaffmann’s son Helmut und his wife Sigrid managed the undertaking. At the start of the millennium, the responsibility was passed on to their son Markus, after he had finished his studies as wine cultivation engineer at the famous University in Geisenheim.
“Every drop of wine is part of the joy of life. As far as we are concerned, this applies to everyone involved: for the many who enjoy wine and who choose the products of our house, and for ourselves. Because wine is our passion. Try it yourself.” Markus Pfaffmann
80 percent of the wines are dry wines. Nevertheless, the noble sweet wines will never be neglected.
The white wines are fermented cool, but not too cool, and we let them ripen in stainless steel containers. They remain with the yeast for a long time, in order to take the whole taste with them on their long way through life.
The special characteristic of the sort is not hidden behind, but can develop freely with fresh, clear fruit. Riesling tastes and smells like Riesling. Weissburgunder like Weissburgunder. This applies to all sorts.
The red sorts are fermented in a classical way over the mash and we rely upon the natural degradation of the acid, in order to get a full-bodied, harmonic red wine. To ripen, the wine is stored in small and big oak barrels, where it is kissed by the wood, but is not forced. This gives the richness, gives it the texture and underlines the character of the sort.
“Poland is for us a new, but very interesting market, especially for white wines.”