Franken, Germany

Located in Klingenberg am Main, between Odenwald and Spessart, the former winery of the city of Klingenberg, today Weingut Steintal, has 11 hectares in the three municipalities of Klingenberg, Großheubach and Bürgstadt. 

Weingut Steintal believes in sustainable and organic viticulture in harmony with nature. Their focus is on Pinot Noir and the first vines were planted on these steep terraces in the 13th century.

“It was one of the great success stories of German Pinot Noir when the young talent Benedikt Baltes took over the winery of the city of Klingenberg am Main and immediately caused a huge sensation with his first bottlings. The style was extremely unusual for Germany: released early, almost a bit extremist, correspondingly low in alcohol, pushing the soil expression, cool, racy and strongly reductive in youth. Baltes has since moved to the Ahr and the winery renamed Steintal, however Baltes has remained with the company as an oenological consultant and the rest of the team is now continuing Steintal unchanged in the same style.”

- Loberbergs, 2021

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