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Winery Schweickardt

Our winery and the wines are the base of our success. A wine has many faces. It is pleasure, life and sociability, but also quiet companion. For us, tradition means commitment, and that in the 5th generation already. Quality is always a challenge for us. For us, the love of wine, the experience of nature and an exceptionally high quality standard are the most important. Preserving the natural character of the wines is our philosophy. A staggered, partially selective harvest and a subsequent gentle processing guarantee a high level of fine-fruity and grape-based flavors. Freshness and liveliness as well as the "terroir" are the big challenges in white wine production. In the vinification of our red wines, we attach particular importance to the classic mash fermentation and subsequent storage in oak barrels. Here, our red wines develop their special charm and body. Confirmation we find annually at wine awards, mentions in well-known wine guides and various tastings. Multiple national awards thus complete the success. Our new wine shop allows all wine lovers to taste the current estate collection. We will gladly take you to our wine world and warmly welcome you.

English speaking visitors are welcome. 

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About us

  • Winemaker Gunnar Schweickardt
  • Vineyard-area 13 hectare
  • sparkling wine
  • wine export

Contact details:

Weingut Schweickardt
Gunnar Schweickardt
Breitgasse 48 55437 Appenheim

Processed vineyards

Alternativbild für Appenheimer Daubhaus

Appenheimer Daubhaus

The name derives from the word dove house. The dovecotes, whose furnishings belonged to the privileges of the nobility, were often in the open air. The huts of the vineyard keepers are referred to here as a dovecote.
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Appenheimer Eselspfad

Appenheimer Eselspfad

Heee-Haaw: Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Silvaner from the Donkey Trail

So called donkey trails often led to a mill and were only wide enough for a donkey carrying a bag to walk on. There are still mill buildings in Appenheim today, some of them with restaurants. This single vineyard was first mentioned in 1375. Donkeys are rarely seen there today, but ambitious winegrowers with tractors or jeeps. The subsoil is a limestone base with a light loess-loam soil on top. Rieslings, Pinot Blanc and Silvaner/Sylvaner grow on the southern slope. They stand for fruitiness and minerality, volume and creaminess. These wines have depth and power.

> Discover the single vineyard via Hiwweltour Bismarckturm
> To the further single vineyard site of Appenheim: Hundertgulden

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Appenheimer Hundertgulden

Appenheimer Hundertgulden

Carbonate, Rich, Gold: Riesling from Hundertgulden 

It is Germany's most carbonate-rich vineyard. The lime- and salt-rich soil "Terra Fusca" was formed over 50 million years ago and was once a coral reef in the primordial sea. Today, it is mainly Rieslings that grow there, producing elegant wines with fine fruit aromas. Easily digestible top wines with a unique minerality. Carbones are salts. The current site name "Hundertgulden" probably dates back to the 14th century: At that time, the vineyard by the Westerberg changed hands several times. The new owners paid large sums in gold florins from the river Rhein. This vineyard is a real gold treasure!

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