Tasting the fruit of the Black Forest is as easy as dropping into the Scheibel distillery, well-known throughout the region as creators of premium brandy. The careful selection of regional and rare fruits, the distillery’s unique wood-fired stoves and a disciplined aging process all contribute to the fine quality of Scheibel branded spirits. Family owned and operated since its inception, the brand prides itself on both the quality and innovative creativity of its line of spirits. The distillery offers free tastings and its employees are more than happy to explain the company’s history or the process behind the production of any of their spirits.
Highlights from the brandy selection include Altes Pflümle (plum), Nussler (chesnut) and Wilder Berg-Kirsch (Black Forest berries).
Grüner-Winkel 32, Kappelrodeck (nearby Hex vom Dasenstein winery), Germany
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
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