Wasenhaus

'When I was a landscape architect I used to sit in an office for 8-10 hours a day. Now I am outside 12 months of the year. I really learned that I needed to be exposed to the seasons — everything from flowering in springtime, to combing back to the rain and quiet in fall after harvest.'

Baden, Germany

Region

Organic (Uncertified)

Farming

3 hectares

Size

When we last visited Christoph Wolber and Alex Götze from Weingut Wasenhaus in October 2019 they had just finished a long but rewarding harvest in the little town of Staufen, a mere half an hour away from Alsace and the French border. To the East, the rolling hills of the Black Forest influence their South-East exposed vineyards with cool winds during the night, allowing them to pick grapes with perfect ripeness but high natural acidity. Weingut Wasenhaus (orginally the old name of the farm Christoph and his family grew up in in the area) was founded by Alexander and Christoph after many years working for Burgundian estates such as Domaine Leflaive, Domaine Comte des Armand and Domaine de Montille. After working alongside some of Burgundy’s greatest producers, Alexander and Christoph decided to set up shop back home and apply their knowledge and experience to the impressive terroir of Baden. Their old vine parcels are located in and around the town of Staufen, as well as in the nearby Kaiserstuhl appellation. Alexander and Christoph work along biodynamic principles in the vineyards and keep their influence in the cellar to a minimum.

”It’s a place with huge potential. We have some vineyards of Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc reaching 100 years,” says Christoph when we walk through the vineyards last year. “Today, most people do not farm the steep plots on the Ölberg vineyard anymore. It is just too much manual work, and the cooperative which takes most of the grapes doesn’t pay enough for all this effort.”

Chardonnay 2020
Wasenhaus
Chardonnay 2020
£41.00
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Spätburgunder 2021
Wasenhaus
Spätburgunder 2021
£49.00
Grand Ordinaire 2022
Wasenhaus
Grand Ordinaire 2022
£37.00
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Filzen 2021
Wasenhaus
Filzen 2021
£79.00
Bellen Weissburgunder 2021
Riesling 2020
Wasenhaus
Riesling 2020
£87.00
Chardonnay 2021
Wasenhaus
Chardonnay 2021
£49.00
Am Kreuz 2020
Wasenhaus
Am Kreuz 2020
£87.00
Weissburgunder 2021
Wasenhaus
Weissburgunder 2021
£49.00
New
Gutedel 2022
Wasenhaus
Gutedel 2022
£37.00
Filzen 2018
Wasenhaus
Filzen 2018
£55.00
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Möhlin Weissburgunder 2021
Weissburgunder 2020
Wasenhaus
Weissburgunder 2020
£42.00