Germany: Baden’s Hex Vom Dasenstein Winery
The name of this wine cooperative comes from a colorful local legend. According to the story, in 1356AD, the daughter of a local nobleman had an affair with a commoner from the village of Kappelrodeck. Once her father discovered the affair, he banished his daughter from their castle and she was forced to spend the rest of her life living in a cave in a giant rock (the Dasenstein). As she grew older, her nose grew longer and the locals named her the witch of Dasenstein. The Dasenstein rock sits in the middle of one of the vineyards, thus the name of the winery Hex vom Dasenstein, which translates to the Witch of Dasenstein.
About seventy families cultivate approximately 178 hectares of vineyards, leading to a production that is primarily pinot noir, the Baden region’s most widely cultivated red varietal. When stopping by the winery be sure to pick up a bottle of the house branded pinot noir, an old world style wine with deep cherry and plum notes packaged in painted, molded glass bottles.
Burgundy Square 1, Kappelrodeck, Germany
Baden-Ortenau wine region