Staffelter Hof

Germany

Starting from €550,50 inc 21% VAT *differs per country

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Staffelter Hof is a small farm based in Kröv, a lively and romantic little town located at one of the most beautiful bends of the Mosel river. Kröv was settled by the Celts, then the Romans who introduced and cultivated wine in the area. Most likely one of the oldest wineries in the world, Staffelter Hof dates far back to AD 862, when King Lothar II great-grandson of Carl the Great donated the winery to the monastery of Stavelot (hence the name “Staffelter”) a small town nowadays situated in Belgium, 130 km away from the Mosel river. In 1805 the last “manager”, the family’s ancestor Peter Schneiders, bought the winery back from Napoleon, and since then this winery has been family run and concentrating all their effort into producing the world-renowned “Mosel Rieslings”. The surname 'Klein' has been associated with the winery for over 100 years; Killian Klein married the granddaughter and heir of Peter Schneiders.


5800 m2 of 100 % organically farmed steep slope vineyards, with a breathtaking view over the Mosel valley.

A mineral and mouth-watering white wine, with pear and pineapple aromas, made from the grape variety Riesling with 10,5% alcohol on average.

Dating far back to AD 862, Staffelter Hof is one of the oldest family-owned wineries in the world.

With an encyclopedic knowledge of wine culture and local history, a glass of wine with Gerd Klein is an experience not to be missed.

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Today, three generations of the Klein family work hand-in-hand to honour the heritage. Jan Matthias Klein, together with Gerd and Gundi Klein own Staffelter Hof. Jan Matthias Klein leads the winemaking process. Gerd Klein, well renowned for his direct yet festive nature and trademark moustache, maintains and nurtures the vines ensuring an ever-improving harvest. With an encyclopedic knowledge of wine culture and local history, a conversation with Gerd (over a glass of wine) is an experience not to be missed. Gundi Klein, the heart of the family, takes care of the guest rooms ensuring that your visit is as comfortable as possible, and includes a traditional German breakfast buffet.

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Staffelter Hof White

A mineral and mouth-watering white wine, with pear and pineapple aromas, made from the grape variety Riesling 10,5% alcohol on average. This wine is an all-around wine pairable with almost any foods, but it expresses it selfs best with rich and/or spicy food. 

20 square meters produce an average of 12 bottles for this type of wine, and the harvest of 2018 will be delivered around April 2019.

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Rewards

Package 1

35 - 175m2

Starting from €€550,50 inc 21% VAT *differs per country for 35m2 (approx. 23 bottles)


Includes:
  • Status updates about the phases your vineyard is going through
  • Inside access to the story of Jan Mathias Klein (the producer) and Staffelter Hof, one of the world’s oldest family owned vineyards, established in 862
  • Get your wine shipped to your door in personalised bottles
  • Exclusive items to show the world you have a vineyard
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Package 2

210 - 490m2

Starting from €€3008,99 inc 21% VAT *differs per country for 210m2 (approx. 140 bottles)


Includes:
  • Everything included in Package 1
  • Come to harvest your very own wine, and join in on all the harvest meals (2 people)
  • An educational Riesling masterclass
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Package 3

525 - 735m2

Starting from €€7435,34 inc 21% VAT *differs per country for 525m2 (approx. 350 bottles)


Includes:
  • Everything included in Package 1 & 2
  • Get full artistic freedom to design your own label
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Package 4

770 - 1015m2

Starting from €€10754,90 inc 21% VAT *differs per country for 770m2 (approx. 513 bottles)


Includes:
  • Everything included in Package 1
  • Come to harvest your very own wine, and join in on all the harvest meals (up to 7 people)
  • An educational Riesling masterclass
  • Get full artistic freedom to design your own label
  • A one night stay at the Staffelter Hof estate (2 people)
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Sustainability Criteria

Biodiversity

We have moved away from monoculture farming by introducing species other than vines such as trees and cover crops, in a stride, to increase biodiversity in our grounds. This presence of woods and varied flora, a well as a prohibition of hunting on our grounds, encourages the diversity of fauna such as wild animals and insects.

We maintain a year-round soil vegetative cover that facilitates rainfall infiltration and slows down the movement of water downslopes, thus keeping nutrients in the soil

We don’t either use herbicides nor insecticides in our vineyards 


Carbon Footprint

We don’t use any chemicals to clean our tanks and barrels and floors, just water and scrubbing.

We don’t use heavy glass bottles. For still wines, we only use glass bottles that don’t exceed 500g/ bottle, therefore minimizing not only the amount of glass used but also the pollution related to the transport of heavier bottles.

Sustainable and Fair

We strive to use workers that live close to the company, as well as local suppliers, as much as possible. This plays an important role in supporting local development but also minimizing pollution by transport.

We collect rainwater (over 30000 liter capacity) to water the gardens around the guesthouse. 

We also produce our own electricity and hot water for the guesthouse with solar panels. 

We do not irrigate our vineyards.

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The vineyard in pictures