Vineyard Pfeffingen (VDP)

diverse assortment of premium wines from the Pfalz

Run by two families for more than 250 years, this leading German winery produces outstanding wines from Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Scheurebe grapes. Terra Rossa and other rare types of soil make these wines unique for Europe and result in a very large variety of wines. The vineyard is member of the VDP.


Four generations of the Eymael and Fuhrmann families live and work together at the attractive estate in the Pfalz. Both families can look back on a long viticultural tradition. The vineyard Pfeffingen is run by oenologists Doris Eymael and her son Jan, both passionate wine-growers. Weingut Pfeffingen has numbered among the best wine estates of Germany for years.

Pfeffingen wines are unique. They are rich in minerals, full of character, and have a fine fruitiness. Their outstanding quality is due not least to their first-class vineyard sites – Ungsteiner Herrenberg and Ungsteiner Weilberg. The Herrenberg site has chalky soil. The Weilberg site consists of terra rossa (red loam) – quite unique in German wine country.

The vineyards and growing conditions at Pfeffingen are optimal for the ‘king of white wine varietals’ - the Riesling. The chalky soils also provide excellent conditions for Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. The specialty of the house is the aromatic varietal Scheurebe, a delicious grape variety which has yielded wines of remarkable quality for decades at Weingut Pfeffingen.

diverse assortment of premium wines from the Pfalz

Pinot Blanc Gutswein


This delicious white wine from the best limestone soils is complex and very well balanced. It has a pleasant minerality, a charming fruitiness and good body. This Pinot Blanc has aromas of pear and quince with notes of nuts. It works very well with mushroom dishes, white meat with light sauces and salads.


Riesling ‚Pfeffo‘ Gutswein


This Riesling is named after the Roman ‚Pfeffo‘ who founded Pfeffingen 1600 years ago. The wine is fresh and light, with a very nice fruitiness. This wine is the perfect partner for Asian wok dishes – for example Thai curries and sushi – as well as poultry, fish and sea food.

Blanc de Noir Gutswein


This white wine from Pinot Noir grapes is a very fresh, juicy and elegant wine which combines aromas of a white and a red wine. It presents itself with flavours of strawberry and raspberry. This uncomplicated, but complex wine is a good wine as aperitif on the terrace and accompanies grilled meat, fish dishes, lamb and antipasti very well.




‘Auriga’ red wine cuvée Gutswein


This wine is named after the constellation Auriga. For this unique red wine cuvée, only the best Pinot Noir and Cabernet Dorsa grapes are used. The grapes are selected by hand. The wine ages 22 months in Barrique casks. This wine is a good partner of beef, lamb and pork dishes with powerful sauces.

Ungstein Scheurebe Ortswein


This excellent white wine from the aromatic Scheurebe grape is from the first-rate vineyard Ungsteiner Herrenberg. This multifaceted wine has a nice minerality, fruitiness and a complex body. It has captivating aromas of lime and grapefruit. The wine works very well with Asian dishes, fish, and cheese platters.

Pinot Noir – SP – Ortswein


This Pinot Noir has some similarity with top wines from Burgundy, full of character and finesse. The vines grow on clayey limestone soils and ages for 18 months in French Barrique casks. This dense and complex wine has fine aromas and flavours of cherry. It works well with roasts and grilled red meat.


Riesling Großes Gewächs Weilberg


This Grand Cru Riesling is one of the finest examples of a premium white wine from the Pfalz. The vines grow on the outstanding terroir of the Weilberg, with the rare terra rossa soil. The wine has aromas of wild herbs, pineapple and sage. It is refreshing with a pleasant acidity, plenty of power and dense body. It is a good partner for fish, seafood, poultry and pork dishes.


Scheurebe Beerenauslese


This outstanding dessert wine is the perfect partner for sweet desserts, chocolate and intense blue cheese. It has captivating flavours and aromas of lychees and blackcurrant. Its sweetness is nicely balanced by a firm acidity, which gives the wine a very long finish. The vines for this unique wine grow on the Ungsteiner Herrenberg. The grapes are largely affected by Botrytis and have been carefully selected by hand.

The vineyard Pfeffingen is located in Bad Dürkheim, a major wine town in the Nahe (see map below).

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