The winery and the family
The winery was founded in 1992, since then we have been busy with improvements.
The vines have been planted, the family expanded, the grist mill (our house) purchased by aution and renovated.
We are still not finished, but our children should also get some possibilities to create.
The best thing is for everyone to introduce themselves.
What would the winery be without the family, the hard-working hands and feet, the good nose and taste?
I am Harry and after coming to Höhnstedt over 25 years ago, I decided to make my own wine, drink it and share it with my customers.
Together with my wife Ulrike, we are the winemakers.
My name is Ulrike. If you buy our wine or are interested in a wine tasting, we will certainly get to know each other.
The winemakers' daugthers
My name is Marie. From 2008 – 2012 I studied at the University of Applied Sciences Geisenheim and obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture and Oenology. After my studies I gained experience in wineries in Spain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Hello, my name is Rose Sophie. I’m the black sheep of the family, as I have a master’s degree in Informations Systems Management. In the meantime I have moved to another wine-growing region – the Palatinate – but now and then you will see me again in my parents’ winery!
But what counts is the cooperation within the whole family!
From 1991 to 1998 we bought our first vineyards and planted our vines. At the same time we built up the winery as a second job, at that time still in the Wanslebener Straße in Höhnstedt.
In 1998 we bought the grist mill in Höhnstedt by auction and started its expansion.
In 2000 we registered the Weingut Hoffmann Alte Schrotmühle as our main job.
Since 2000, we have use the grist mill for wine sales, tastings, concerts, exhibitions, farm festivals and family celebrations.
Until 2010 we have expanded our wine cellar and planted further vines. Worth mentioning is the cultivation of Merlot in the Saale-Unstrut wine region.
In the past decade we have renewed our machinery. This also includes the purchase of machines for making sparkling wine. You are welcome to try our sparkling wine!
Coming from the Autobahn A38 and A143 or the bustling towns, here you can enjoy a wide view over the lakes of the region and the hilly landscape.
Peace, interrupted only by the chirping of the birds and in spring a beguiling scent of thousands and thousands of flowering apricot trees, whose cultivation can be traced back to the 12th century.
In between the straight rows of more than 100 hectares of vines.
Fostered by our Mediterranean climate, figs, almonds and cactuses also ripen to considerable size.
You are very welcome!