Staffelter Hof

Mosel Germany


history

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. 1500 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.


family

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 encyclopaedic 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  uest rooms ensuring that your visit is as comfortable as possible, and includes a traditional German breakfast buffet.


our vineyards

“ Some families are
passionate about sustainability and their job is more than making wine. ”

Our SUSTAINABLE vineyards are carefully selected for the premium quality of their winemaking and their heritage. Join us, choose one or more vineyards and take an inspiring journey back to the roots of the product, enabling you to observe nature’s work growing your own grapes and finally reaping the delicious benefits of sipping
wine from your very own vineyard!

Our SUSTAINABLE vineyards are carefully selected for the premium quality of their winemaking and their heritage. Join us, choose one or more vineyards and take an inspiring journey back to the roots of the product, enabling you to observe nature’s work growing your own grapes and finally reaping the delicious benefits of sipping
wine from your very own vineyard!


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.

Carobon Footprint

We don’t use any chemicals to clean our tanks and barrels and floors, just water and  crubbing.We don’t use heavy glass bottles. For still wines, we only use glass bottles that don’t exceed 500g/ bottle, therefore minimising not only the amount of glass used but also the  ollution related to the transport of heavier bottles.

Carobon Footprint

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 minimising pollution by transport.

1. PACKAGE

150 - 450m2

( 50m2 yields on average 117 bottles )

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