Germany’s Württemberg Wine Region: Tradition and Innovation

Tradition. Hundreds of years of winemaking. The Aldinger family has owned Weingut Gerhard Aldinger since 1492; Ernst Dautel’s weingut ancestors began making wine in 1510. Staatsweingut Weinsberg is part of Germany’s oldest wine college. Wherever you look in Württemberg, you’re surrounded by winemaking history.

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Innovation. The State Teaching and Research Institute for Wine and Fruit, LWVO Weinsberg, introduces new grape crossings. A group of young wine producers forms the “Junges Schwaben” (“Young Swabians”) to synergize their unique ideas and winemaking experience.

This juxtaposition of tradition and innovation is what Württemberg wines are all about. You’ll find all types of wines in Württemberg, from classic rieslings to bold blends. Let’s take a closer look at this diverse wine region.

Württemberg and Its Wines
Most of the Württemberg wine region lies between Heilbronn and Stuttgart along the Neckar, Rems and Enz Rivers. The vineyards south and east of Fellbach and near the university town of Tübingen are also part of the Württemberg wine region. Württemberg’s climate is mild due to the shelter offered by the region’s hills and mountains.

For more than 25 years, The California Wine Club founders Bruce and Pam Boring have explored all corners of California’s wine country to find award-winning, handcrafted wine to share with the world. Each month, the club features a different small family winery and hand selects two of their best wines for members.