Unique winegrowing family on Lake Constance
One of the most exciting wineries on Lake Constance
Hills gently rise between Friedrichshafen and Lindau. The further you move towards Lindau, the more densely the gentle vineyards alternate with extensive apple orchards. The sun shines, the view sweeps over the shores of Lake Constance to the imposing Alps. The air is clear and the mood good. You'll soon be heading for one of the most exciting wineries on Lake Constance...
Once you reach your destination, the winery presents itself in an impressive way: slightly elevated above the hills and with a view over the picturesque village of Wasserburg, you discover a masterpiece of architecture in wood. But more about that later. The Schmidt Winery in Wasserburg am Bodensee is a family business in the strictest sense of the word and the vineyards and fruit slopes have been family-owned for many generations. In the present generation, grandpa, father Eugen, mother Margret and the two sons Sebastian and Maximilian work hand in hand and conjure up real treasures from the hand-picked fruits.
The spectacular building is used for wine production, fruit sorting and serving. A difference in height of the property is used to develop the wine cellar at ground level. On the upper floor, the building opens onto a terrace with a wide view over Lake Constance. At the front side of the building is the wine cellar. Two open staircases lead to the wine tasting room on the upper floor, whose room-high glass façade is shaded by a filter made of wooden slats. Once here, noble brandies, sparkling Secco and fine wines are just waiting to be tasted.
All the wines of the Schmidt family have one thing in common: the love of wine, the unique location and typical regional characteristics can be tasted with every sip. And that should be meant as a compliment! Connoisseurs even speak of the "Bodensee-Schmidt style", which is slim, filigree, gentle and particularly typical of Lake Constance.
White Lake Constance classics such as Müller-Thurgau, intensely fruity cuvée, elegant Pinot Blanc, fresh Sauvignon Blanc and the personal favourite of the cellar master, a Chardonnay, stand for pleasure, lightness and joie de vivre. The portfolio is complemented by rosé and red wines: Spätburgunder is a Pinot as it should be: fine, elegant and à point. The Cuvée Zweigelt as a velvety soft red wine cuvée with a spicy note and the Spätburgunder Reserve as a special selection from the best sites and naturally matured in barrique barrels.
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You can tell a lot about wine, but in the end only one thing counts: trying it.
Of course you can taste all wines directly on site. You have three choices at once, all of which are very inviting and provide the perfect setting for enchanting hours.
Pinot - The wine bar
Let yourself be surprised by the delicacies from the cellar and kitchen and enjoy the wonderful scenery of a truly paradisiacal location. Here modern architecture meets sustainability and a wood-burning stove, embedded in the midst of nature and vineyards. When the sun is shining, you should ideally sit on the south terrace and if it should be a little cooler, the spacious and cosy interior invites you to linger.
Young and old from near and far meet for a good glass of wine and fine regional specialities in the cosy parlour of our 300-year-old farmhouse. In addition to the good wine, the daily freshly baked bread is also a highlight. Enjoy this unique atmosphere and come along!
Reservations for bicycles can only be made in the vinotheque directly on site.
The bike opens according to seasonal conditions. Please call +49 (0) 8382 89072 to find out whether we are open or not.
In the Vinothek you can enjoy our entire wine assortment and selected wines from friendly wineries from all over the world in a cosy atmosphere. In addition we serve small fine dishes, music and sometimes entertaining live bands.
All current dates can also be found at http://www.schmidt-am-bodensee.de/termine.html
Whole grain project
The brothers Sebastian and Maximilian have always been enthusiastic about Mama Margret's freshly baked bread. The scent that fills the whole house and the courtyard is really beguiling. In the wholemeal, the brothers capture exactly this scent.
Only with perfect grapes great wine succeeds. Why should it be different with grain brandy? The best grain in the region is the basis for the family bread - which is why it is used for the corn mash.
Here, too, the two rely on the best quality: only the rare main course of the distillation process is used. This brings the desired fullness and intensity. Pre- and post-runs do not come close enough to the high demands and are therefore not used.
The result is a grain unlike any other on Lake Constance. Already the first smell betrays one: Here freshly ground grist, crispy bread, sourdough, malt and marzipan come together to form a perfect composition. Perfect. Especially as a digestif.
You can find all information about the whole grain project here.
The Schmidt family is particularly pleased about a personal visit directly to the winery. Together they search for the right wine, experience beautiful moments while talking shop and tasting.
If your stay at Lake Constance has already passed much too quickly, you can also order all products.
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