Attention to detail
A good wine requires passion, attention to detail and time. For example, when transporting the grapes, through gentle, long pressing at low pressure, and the preliminary sedimentation through natural settling and slow fermentation with our own yeasts. We process our wines with great care and always work according to the basic principle of controlled inaction. This way we’ll certainly not win any speed competition, but year after year we offer our customers the highest quality wines.
Geographically we are Mosel people (Moselanians). However, our grape varieties, soils, microclimate and terroir are a clear indication of how close we are to our colleagues in the French Burgundy. All these factors acting together give rise to the natural conditions that make our wines so special.
The heat-storing qualities of the stones and the sunlight-reflecting Mosel river shape the climate. Our location on a slope of up to 35% and a south-southwest orientation offer our vines the very best conditions for optimal growth.
By sowing various herbs and grasses, we increase the vitality of our vineyards. In addition, we do not use any herbicides, botriticides (fungicides) or insecticides. All our wines have been grown vegan for over 30 years
We live sustainability in all aspects
For us, sustainability does not stop in the vineyard. Because, in addition to many important environmental aspects, it also includes good and fair dealings with employees, customers and suppliers, resource-saving work processes, open and transparent production and many other points relating to our ecological, social, economic and cultural responsibility.
Viticulture - naturally healthy grapes
The earth and the vines that grow from it are the basis of our wines and history. That is why we rely on the sowing of green vegetation, use collected rainwater and refrain from using insecticides, herbicides and botriticides. In this way, we not only protect bees, insects and other beneficial organisms, but also contribute to improving biodiversity and soil structure in general. By combining targeted foliage management during the vegetation period with the required organic fertilisation using horn shavings, compost, bark mulch and others, we ensure naturally healthy grapes.
Oenology - honest wine enjoyment with a strong character
Sustainability also plays a decisive role in the pressing and ageing of our wines: The majority of our wines are produced by spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts. We do not use fining agents, animal filter aids or other animal products. Even when cleaning our wine tanks, we use only water and steam instead of chemical agents. You can feel these efforts in the taste: All our wines are vegan and are defined by the individual character of the grape variety, location and vintage.
Winery Hubertus M. Apel is "Fair and Green"
Dear guests, dear friends, we are pleased to be able to present our heart project to you.
Wine connoisseurs want a wine that not only tastes excellent, but was produced under responsible conditions for people and nature.
That’s why we, the Hubertus M. Apel winery, have been here since 2019 certified member of Fair and Green e.V.
What does FAIR’N GREEN mean:
- Environmental protection and natural viticulture
- Promoting biodiversity
- Protection of natural resources
- Fair wages and social commitment
- Social responsibility
- Preservation and promotion of the wine cultural landscape
The passion for our company, as well as the devotion to nature, drives us to do justice to these guidelines again and again. For us, responsibility for people, nature and the climate are core areas of ethical and sustainable business – we contribute to this.