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Schönhals winery

The Schönhals winery, which Hanneke Schönhals took over from her father and organic pioneer Eugen in 2018, has been consistently ecological for over 30 years. Together with operations manager Martin Knab and career changer Christoph Hosseus-Schönhals, she focuses on the further development of biodynamic farming, adaptation to the challenges of climate change and a clear focus on quality.

The wines tell of the rhythm of nature, the rhythm of the manual, careful work and the melody of life in the vineyard. When working in the cellar, we rely on spontaneous fermentation, long maceration times and gentle processing in order to bring the character of every vineyard location and harvest into the bottle.

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About us

  • Winemaker Martin Knab
  • Vineyard-area 13 hectare
  • specialist trade
  • sparkling wine
  • PIWI’s

Contact details:

Weingut Schönhals
Hanneke Schönhals
Hauptstraße 23 55234 Biebelnheim

Processed vineyards

Biebelnheimer Rosengarten

Biebelnheimer Rosenberg

The location was mentioned in a document in 1591 with the name "am Rosenberg". The rose gardens can indicate natural vegetation. However, they often point to early medieval burial sites.

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Biebelnheimer Pilgerstein

Biebelnheimer Pilgerstein (Pilgrim's Stone of Biebelnheim)

Biebelnheim, pilgrim’s stone, divinely good red wine

The single vineyard "Biebelnheimer Pilgerstein" embraces the village from three sides. The name sounds as Christian as it is meant to be: in the Middle Ages, Biebelnheim was home to a pilgrims' hospital, and the Way of St. James still winds its way through the vineyards and up to the neighbouring Petersberg, on top of which there was a medieval crypt. The site was first mentioned in a document in 1555 and the word "stone" indicates a resting place for pilgrims. Pinot vines in particular thrive in the limestone-rich soil, giving the wines their unique minerality. In addition, the local winegrowers devoted themselves to red wine - a rarity in Rheinhessen.

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