Weingut Salwey


Weingut Salwey in Oberrotweil, in the heart of the Kaiserstuhl region, 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 “First Growth” sites. Under the direction of Konrad’s father, Wolf Dietrich, Weingut Salwey became the first Baden member of the Verband der Deutschen Prädikatsweingüter (VDP). Eberhard met Wolf Dietrich back in 1994 when both were the representatives of the Baden region as part of a delegation of premium German wine producers visiting top estates in Bordeaux. During this week-long trip, Eberhard developed a deep respect for Wolf Dietrich’s character, passion, and vision. During their first meeting, Eberhard was happy to discover that the son inherited a lot of Wolf Dietrich’s qualities, including a very dry Baden sense of humour and “joie de vivre”.

Konrad is renowned 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.

The wines are strongly shaped by the loess and weathered volcanic soils of the vineyards, and are always fully fermented dry. In the cellar, nature is provided with plenty of time and space to do her work. Konrad sees their job to guide the other variables, including strict standards in the vineyards, a 100% selective hand harvest and wild yeast fermentation in large wooden barrels. The low intervention approach in the cellar also means that the wines are neither fined nor filtered.

All in keeping to the motto: As little as possible, as much as needed.


Salwey Pinot Noir Rosé Gutswein Kabinett · Profile

Salwey’s Pinot Noir Rosé Kabinett is a typical example of a dry, fruit-driven German Kabinett wine. The alcohol is well integrated and the natural berry flavours of fully ripened, healthy Pinot Noir grapes are balanced by a crisp, fresh acidity. The grapes are hand harvested. Spontaneous fermentation and maturation take place in stainless steel tanks on fine lees.

Salwey Pinot Noir Rosé Gutswein Kabinett · Pairing

A well-made, dry rosé wine such as this Pinot Noir is one of the most versatile food wines. There is not much that this wine cannot be paired with. We enjoy it a well-seasoned Bouillabaisse, white asparagus with poached salmon, cedar plank salmon, and grilled white meats.

Salwey Pinot Blanc - Chardonnay Gutswein Kabinett · Profile

A delightful cuvée of 65% Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder) and 35% Chardonnay. The hand harvested grapes are gently pressed and then naturally fermented in stainless steel tanks. A subsequent malolactic fermentation gives the wine a gentle yet lively acidity. Am extended maturation on the yeast and fine lees adds structure, rich aromas, and body to this wine.

Salwey Pinot Blanc - Chardonnay Gutswein Kabinett · Pairing

This refreshing white wine makes for a delightful aperitif and pairs well with white asparagus with Sauce Hollandaise, grilled fish, white meats, pork, and soft cheeses.

Salwey Pinot Noir Gutswein Kabinett · Profile

For his Gutswein Pinot Noir, Konrad has selected a small-berried clone to produce a fruit focused, medium bodied, refreshing red wine. Hand harvested grapes are gently pressed, followed by a spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The malolactic fermentation and a 12-month maturation occur in third to fourth passage barriques. The resulting wine has good depth and a warm, silky structure. The tannins are soft and well integrated.

Salwey Pinot Noir Gutswein Kabinett · Pairing

A very versatile red wine that can be served with charcuterie, mushroom dishes, red sauce pasta dishes, cedar plank salmon, bbq hamburges, ribs, and medium ripe cheeses.