From the beginning, the wine philosophy of the winery Bernard Pawis did not focus on quantity but on quality.
The work of the monks is continued at Bernard Pawis
This principle remains true even with the current farm size of 12 hectares. A conscious approach to nature is also a matter of course for the winegrowers of this estate. Because one knows from an old winegrower's wisdom
"The soil is the father of the wine, the vine the mother and the climate its destiny"
Thus, they work according to the criteria of environmentally friendly viticulture and respect the soil and the plant as the most important asset. By fertilizing according to the needs of regular soil tests, increasing humus and erosion control by planting vegetation between the rows of vines, we respect the natural resources as well as by using proven forecasting methods for the targeted use of plant protection products that are gentle on beneficial insects.
Yield reduction that pays off at Bernard Pawis
The secret of success for healthy grapes with high taste potential is also not revealed by the Pawis family. Only this much is revealed: The exact observation of the vegetation in the vineyard and the careful quality-oriented intervention at the right time are an essential part. All yield-reducing measures from pruning to harvesting are based on this knowledge. The average yield is around 65 hl/ha. At the Pawis Winery, a great deal of effort is put into achieving the highest quality. And this was rewarded in October 2001 with the admission to the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates (VDP).
The grape variety list of Pawis reads as follows:
- 35% Riesling
- 10% Pinot Blanc
- 12% Müller-Turgau
- 10% Silvaner
- 13% Pinot Gris
- 5% Bacchus, Kerner
- 15% Red wine : Portugieser, Dornfelder, Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, Regent
Who invented it?
Even hundreds of years ago, the Cistercian monks knew that the shell limestone and the red sandstone were excellently suited for winegrowing. Heat islands that form in the river valleys of the Saale and Unstrut give the vines a particularly mild microclimate. To this day, a whole network of climatic and landscape factors shapes the "terroir" of a vineyard site, which makes the wine unmistakable through the careful work of the winemaker. By the way, the name "Edelacker" goes back to a legend according to which Ludwig the Iron, Landgrave of Thuringia, took revenge in 1170 by harnessing his peasants, who had been oppressed by the nobles, to the plough in front of his castle. Since the noblemen had to plough the stony field as punishment, one speaks of the Edelacker.
More information about Weingut Bernard Pawis
|Company Name:||Winery Bernhard Pawis|
|Street:||On the estate 2|
|City:||06632 Freyburg OT Zscheiplitz|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+49 34464 28 315|
|Fax:||+49 34464 66 727|
|Year of Incorporation:||1990|
|Company Owner:||Bernard Pawis|
|Managing Director:||Bernard Pawis|
|Vineyard Area:||12 ha|