A NEW BEGINNING
In 1995 my grandfather closed his winery in Bingen-Sponsheim. The only thing left was a little boy's memories of an exciting time in the vineyards and in the wine cellar.
In 2018, there was a unique opportunity for me and my partner to cultivate vineyards in our home town of Bingen-Sponsheim and to put wine back in my grandfather's cellar. We accepted the challenge and produced our first wine with great success. When you open a Schuhmacher wine, it does not only mean that you can enjoy a good wine. You also have a piece of our home in the glass, from vines that are older than us.
We are committed to making our vineyards more diverse and more attractive to nature and wildlife. Even if it means doing without some amenities and investing more time, a blossoming vineyard without the use of pesticides and herbicides is the right way for us. Nature is our most important partner and it is in our interest to work as closely as possible with her. To do this, we create living spaces by building sand arias, insect hotels and planting native flowering plants.
With the nature conservation organization BUND, we have the right partner at our side to create the ideal conditions for this. Since 2019 we have been participating in the "Blooming Rheinhessen" project in order to create living space for wild bees in selected model areas. Our common goal is to make Rheinhessen species-rich and worth living for wild bees, humans, our soils and the Rheinhessian flora and fauna.
Our small winery is located not far from the Nahe river in Bingen-Sponsheim and is geographically part of the Rheinhessen wine-growing region. We cultivate almost 2 hectares on which our Rieslings, Silvaner, Pinot Noir and Müller-Thurgau grow.
Our floors today are characterized by old river terraces of the Nahe river. This terrace sediment and the deep roots of the old vines, give our wines a light body and a very fruity aroma.