You can find grown tradition of viniculture in Weingut Schmitt's
Kinder. The baroque family estate was built in the years 1710 to
1712. Nine generations have already been involved in vine growing
on the steep vineyards. The cultivated area is about 13 hectares.
The warm shell limestone soils of Randersacker give the wine its
According to tradition, the main vine is Silvaner, followed by
Mueller-Thurgau, Riesling, Scheurebe and Rieslaner. Some of the
present Silvaner vines are 25 to 30 years old. Two additional
sorts, Bacchus and Kerner, which are very popular in Franconia,
should be mentioned as well.
The vineyards are cultivated by natural methods. A computerized
weather station within the vineyards helps to record the micro-climate
exactly. By means of these data you can precisely calculate the
infection pressure of mycosis and its threshold of damage to the
vines. This way the use of plant protection can be minimized.
The vineyards are being cultivated according to the ecological
rules of VDP (association of German quality estates). The grape
harvest is done very carefully and selected by hand-picking.
Adam und Karl Schmitt
97236 Randersacker am Main
Phone: +49 / 931 / 70
Fax: +49 / 931 / 70 59 198
We use oak casks and inox tanks for wine cultivating.
In the last few years we were starting new experiments with oak
barrels (so-called barrique cultivation). The oak originally comes
50% of our wines are cultivated "dry", about 30% "halfdry"
and 20% of our production consists of great high-class wines of
late vintage and noble selection.
The most important steps during the last few
years were the restructuring of the vineyards and the construction
of the new estate situated at the bottom of the wine-growing hill
Sonnenstuhl ("sun chair"). There we hold onto tradition
of producing elegant white wines of outstanding quality. For the
future, we intend to aquire additional vineyards in excellent
sites. Furthermore, we are planning to extend the cultivation
in barrique barrels and to tentatively start the growing of red wines.
Our main task, yet, will be to continue the consequent refinement
of white wines. This view of management is reconfirmed by highly
successful competitions in wine tastings and tests. Our wines
have won numerous prizes from regional awards up to the federal
and state level "Bundesehrenpreise DLG".
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