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The Sauerweins were first mentioned in documents at the beginning of the 17th century on the upper Moselle. At the time, they came from Natters in South Tyrol.

Over the generations, some wine was always cultivated, together with agriculture and additional work on the railway, in the trades or in administration. For example, Matthias Sauerwein, grandfather of Erwin Sauerwein, was mayor of Palzem after 1945. He also founded the current company headquarters in 1924, now a large building surrounded by vineyards.

Edith and Erwin Sauerwein laid the foundations for today's winery with their children Matthias, Tobias, Timo and Andreas. After the early death of Erwin in 2016, his sons Matthias and Timo continue to run the winery.

From 2003 to 2018, the business operated under the name Weingut Sonenbuerg. Since 2019, we have returned to our family name, which is somewhat unconventional for winegrowers. Because we are the Sauerweins.

Matthias and Timo, who grew up on the estate, both studied viticulture and oenology in Geisenheim. After gaining experience in renowned wineries in Germany, France, Austria and New Zealand, they now run the winery with fresh ideas.

We plant white and red grape varieties along almost 20 kilometres of the Moselle, from Nennig to Rehlingen, more than 20% of which are Elbling, the oldest German grape variety. True to our motto "Pure Diversity", we now have 20 different grape varieties (Auxerrois, Cabernet Cortis, Chardonnay, Dornfelder, Dunkelfelder, Elbling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Kerner, Ortega, Regent, Riesling, Rivaner, Roter Riesling, Sankt Laurent, Schwarzriesling, Solaris, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Pinot Blanc).

The variety of grape varieties reflects the diversity of our region. Our soils in Palzem near the Moselle consist of shell limestone. These are foothills of the Paris Basin. They warm up quickly, are permeable and particularly suitable for Elbling and Pinot varieties. The high proportion of red wine is unusual for the...


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