We care for our steep vineyards with true sustainability in mind, that is, for coming generations. Gut Hermannsberg receives subsidies for this work from both the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz and the EU.
The work in our steep vineyards is backbreaking. The precise tending of the vines’ foliage and bringing our own compost into the vineyards are just two examples of our commitment to working in harmony with nature. We select the sprays we use against fungal diseases with the same principal in mind.
We consider our vineyards as ecosystems, because the quality and individuality of our wines depend upon them functioning as such. We want to pass on everything that we took over in 2009 to the next generation of the Reidel family in the best possible condition. That means sustainability at Gut Hermannsberg has both social and historical responsibilities.
Gut Hermannsberg is part of the program for the “Environment, Rural Development, Agriculture and Nutrition” (EULLE) of the Ministry for Economics, Agriculture and Winegrowing of the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz. We also participate in the co-financed programs of Rheinland-Pfalz and the European Union Agricultural Fund for the Development of Rural Space (ELER) for:
- Biotechnical Integrated Pest Control in Winegrowing
- Environmentally Friendly Steep and Very Steep Winegrowing