Winzergenossenschaft Burkheim, Baden

With its picturesque half-timbered houses and narrow streets Burkheim is a typical wine growing village in Baden. It is situated on the western hillside of the ‘Kaiserstuhl’, a low mountainous area of volcanic origin which enjoys Germany’s hottest climate. Cultivation of wine in this area can be traced back as far as to the year 778.

Today, around 100 of the community’s 160 hectares of vineyards are cultivated by the co-operative of Burkheim’s wine growers (Winzergenossenschaft Burkheim). Founded in 1924 it has grown from initially 44 members to 320 members in 2013. Striving to produce wines and sparkling wines of outstanding quality, the co-operative’s guiding principles are tradition, innovation and affection to nature.

The fertile soil and the favorable climate provide excellent conditions to grow the wines of the Burgundy family, in particular Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.