Fritz Groebe believes that to make a good wine requires craft and a certain philosophy. “Our grapes grow in centuries-old vineyards in Westhofen on soils that have been lovingly cared for by generations in our family. A tension is created in the vineyard by pruning the vines in spring. Mineral fertilizer is not used and other natural vegetation is allowed to grow. As the vine suffers it looks for nutrients in deeper layers of the soil. This is the foundation of unique wines that will show their origin, the terroir, the unity of soil, micro-climate and vintner’s skill.
We manage our vineyards sustainably, allowing natural vegetation and without the use of herbicides and mineral fertilizers. We keep vermin in check with pheromones and restrain from insecticides. Wines are fermented and vinified according to traditional methods in oak barrels. We attach great importance to cool, careful and spontaneous fermentation and are sceptical of highly technical filtration machines and computer-controlled fermentation”.
Groebe is pronounced Groo-ber.