Germany, Baden

Salwey :


The Salwey estate from Oberrotweil in the Kaiserstuhl area of Baden is truly a family operation, but also quite different. Beginning its third generation lead by Konrad Salwey, the estate is committed to the classic Kaiserstuhl varietals; Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Konrad is known for experimentation, to take chances with new techniques and procedures in the interest of advancing the style of vinification. His particularly strong affection and passion is reserved for Pinot Gris, truly the flagship of the estate. 


The wines are always fermented completely dry and always characterized and defined by the Loess and volcanic soil of the area. During the fermentation process nature is allowed time and space without ever leaving the process to chance. We require the absolute highest standards in tending to our vineyards. 100% of the selection is performed by hand and fermentation is done exclusively with natural yeast mostly in big ovals”. We avoid fining of the wines and almost always bottle without filtration.” 


The family winery is situated in Germany’s most sun-drenched region, known as the Kaiserstuhl atop an extinguished volcano not far from Switzerland and across the Rhein from Alsace.

Viticultural roots of the family date back to the 18th century. The winery, however, was founded in 1950 by Benno Salwey in Oberrotweil. In 1985 his son Wolf-Dietrich took charge. After his unexpected passing in a car accident in 2011 his eldest son Konrad assumed ownership and today is responsible for managing this 49 hectare estate.


Our company primarily stocks the Salwey Rosé when it is available for us to purchase.


Salwey’s agent in the USA is Rudi Wiest Selections, whom we proudly represent.

Current Inventory
Salwey Pinot Blanc Estate Kabinett 2016
Salwey Rose 2017
Salwey Pinot Noir Estate 2015