Weingut Salwey in Oberrotweil is proud of its history as a classic family-run estate. Yet that tradition only tells part of the story. Konrad is the third generation of Salwey to run the winery, which focuses on Pinot varieties traditional to the Kaiserstuhl region. The estate is renowned for its fine vineyards, including three "Erste Lagen": Oberrotweiler Henkenberg, Eichberg and Kirchberg. Weingut Salwey is a member of the Verband der Deutschen Prädikatsweingüter (VDP).
Konrad Salwey is known for his willingness to experiment. He knows it takes daring to try new techniques, and nerve to move on if need be — all in the interest of making better wine. While Weißburgunder and Spätburgunder are well represented in his portfolio, his grand passion is and remains Grauburgunder, the estate's flagship varietal. The wines are strongly shaped by the loess and weathered volcanic soils of the vineyards, and are always fully fermented. In the cellar, nature is provided with plenty of time and space to do her work. Our job is to guide the other variables, including strict standards in the vineyards, a 100% selective hand harvest and wild yeast fermentation in large wooden barrels. Our hands-off approach in the cellar also means that the wines are neither fined nor filtered.