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 “Grand Cru” sites. Under the direction of Konrad’s father, Wolf Dietrich, Weingut Salwey became the first Baden member of the Verband der Deutschen Prädikatsweingüter (VDP). He groomed his son from an early age. After graduating from Geisenheim, Konrad spend several harvests working with renowned estates in Burgundy and in the neighbouring Alsace.In addition, he had the opportunity to spend his practicum with the legendary Hans-Günter Schwarz of Müller-Catoir. These experiences were the foundation of Konrad’s vision, who took over the family estate after his father’s untimely death in 2011. Under Konrad’s leadership, Weingut Salwey now only produces dry wines of the Pinot family.

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. Wine enthusiasts are taking notice. Germany’s leading Restaurant and Wine Guide, Falstaff, elected Konrad Salwey as “Vintner of the Year” in 2017. Most recently, the respected publication Gault&Millau awarded him the fifth grape, the highest rating a winery can achieve, elevating Weingut Salwey to “World Class Winery”. Konrad’s wines can now be found in many of the leading restaurants of Germany and neighbouring countries.

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 · 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.

SKU 802389

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Salwey Pinot Noir Rosé Gutswein · 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 Muskateller Trocken · Profile

A carefully crafted Muskateller is always a nice alternative to the more expressive and powerful Gewürztraminer. Subtle spicy undertones are complemented by aromas of lilac against a background of citrus and undertones of black pepper. A beautiful fresh acidity brings the wine into perfect harmony.

SKU 890816

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Salwey Muskateller Trocken · Pairing

This refreshing and dry Muskateller serves as a nice aperitif. It also goes well with Asian inspired cuisine.

Salwey Oberrotweil Grauburgunder · Profile

This wine is the quintessential expression of a noble Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) from the Kaiserstuhl region. Complex with a nuanced acidity and succulent with flavours of ripe pears and apples with undertones of baking spice. In character, structure, body, and longevity it rivals top Burgundy wines that are twice its price. Superb!

SKU 100229

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Salwey Oberrotweil Grauburgunder · Pairing

This complex white wine will benefit from being opened 1 to 2 hours before being served. Pairs well with flavourful dishes such as white truffle risotto, grilled pork, poultry, and noble fish dishes.

Salwey Gutswein Kaiserstuhl Pinot Noir · Profile

Harvested from the Käsleberg vineyard in the heart of the Kaiserstuhl, this 100% Pinot Noir displays the region’s typical minerality that you can only find in this singular microclimate. Organic farming principles and low-yielding old vines produce a complex red wine with silky tannins. The nose is gamey yet reductive. The palate is dominated by ripe dark cherry, balanced by a pleasant acidity. The finish is complex and supported by well-integrated, elegant tannins.

SKU 852397

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Salwey Gutswein Kaiserstuhl Pinot Noir · Pairing

Excellent with charcuterie boards and braised meats. Nice with brunch in the company of friends. Pairs well with mushroom dishes, grilled salmon, and barbecued poultry.