Winegrowers Association Hagnau
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Hagnau wine is spoiled by Lake Constance
The vines of the oldest winegrowers' cooperative in Baden lead an enviable life: they grow and thrive directly on the sunny slopes of the protective and sunny Lake Constance with a view of the Swiss foothills of the Alps and the rock formations of the mountain giants.
Wines like Lake Constance
Sea wines are characterised by their finesse and lively character. The Müller-Thurgau is nowhere as interesting as at Lake Constance. It tastes racy with a delicate fragrance of nutmeg and fine fruit. A traditional speciality, hearty and elegant, is the Pinot Noir Pinot Noir, pressed as Weissherbst.
For grilling and chilling
The Blaue Spätburgunder, which Steffi Megerle briefly introduces here in the video, is also outstanding. Straw yellow in colour with a golden lustre and a bouquet of gentle fruit hints. Mmmmhhhmmm, doesn't it sound fantastic? And it tastes also like this. Best to try NOW ...
Professional wine tasting with guided cellar tour
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening until the end of October 2018 there will be a guided tour through the historic wine cellar with wine tasting in the Hagnauer Winzerhaus. During the tasting of 5 wines and 1 sparkling wine you will learn interesting facts about the development of the wines, the terroir, the traditional Hagnau grape varieties and much more. A timely registration by mail or telephone is recommended.
Even more worth knowing about wine from Hagnau
Environmentally friendly cultivation
The winegrowers attach great importance to the choice of the optimal vineyard locations, to a good soil care, careful foliage work as well as the grape harvest, which takes place in several harvest rounds exclusively by hand. This labour-intensive cultivation is the result of the soil and the vines, with better root penetration, greater water retention, optimum nutrient absorption and, last but not least, a high quality wine.
The manual selection of the best vines from the first shoot to the finished grape is the task of the winegrowing families, in which the knowledge of the wine is passed down from generation to generation. The cultivated grape varieties are mainly Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Mushroom-resistant grape varieties, such as the red wine vine Regent, are part of the experimental cultivation. Recently the internationally known grape variety Sauvignon Blanc has also been given a place with a lake view in Hagnau.
The history of Hagnau viticulture
With the Christianisation of the Alemanni by the Franks in the 7th century, the history of viticulture at Lake Constance began. The monasteries on Lake Constance were the centres of viticulture in the early Middle Ages, mainly due to their great demand for fair wine.
The village of Hagnau was already popular at that time because of its central location on Lake Constance and above all because of its fertile soils. So it's no wonder that Hagnau always changed its ownership. First mentioned in 1010, the village was first owned by the Schenken von Ittendorf, then the village changed over to the Weingarten monastery and shortly afterwards came into the possession of the free imperial city of Überlingen for over 200 years.
From 1693, Hagnau belonged to the Benedictine Abbey of Weingarten again for about 110 years, which erected the most important building of Hagnaus, the Weingartensche Hofmeisterei, which today unites the Hagnauer Winzerverein, the town hall and the association rooms under its roof. Even today, Hagnau still has six former administrative buildings of monasteries in the Lake Constance region, which filled their cellars with good Hagnau wine by collecting the tithe.
As well as the Hagnau winegrowers were doing among the monastery lords, from whom they received half of the wine yield as a reward for their work, the time after secularisation at the beginning of the 19th century became difficult. The high costs of the vineyards now had to be borne by the winegrowers themselves. The autumn money was quickly consumed by the lease to the domain administration and the interest on the debts incurred in the course of the year. The wine merchants took advantage of the emergency situation and disagreement of the Hagnau winegrowers by constantly blackmailing them with new lowest prices for the wine.
The writer and civil rights activist Dr. Heinrich Hansjakob, priest in Hagnau since 1869, recognised the economic plight of the Hagnau winegrowers and tried to counter it by a merger of the winegrowers. In October 1881, when the wine price fell to 15 pfennigs per litre and the winegrowers were forced to sell at this ridiculous price, Heinrich Hansjakob called on the citizens of Hagnau to found a winegrowers' association. On 20 October 1881, the first Baden winegrowers' cooperative was founded in Hagnau.
Election of the Princess of Lake Constance Wine
On 02 September 2019 from 18:00 the election of the Princess of Lake Constance Wine 2019/2020 will take place in the new Meersburg Castle.
This destination is a member of the Verband der Tourismuswirtschaft Bodensee.
"The best of Lake Constance"
|April to October|
|Monday - Friday||08:00 am - 06:00 pm|
|Saturday||09:00 am - 06:00 pm|
|November to March|
|Monday - Friday||08:00 am - 06:00 pm|
|Saturday||09:00 am - 04:00 pm|
|Sundays and holiday||closed|