Baden: Six of the best wineries to visit

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Schloss Staufenberg, Durbach, Ortenau
A magnificent castle-winery owned by the Margrave of Baden. Elegant Riesling, plus Sauvignon Blanc and serious Spätburgunder.

Weingut Danner, Durbach, Ortenau
Exciting natural wines (mainly Spätburgunder) grown on 7ha. Winemaker Alexander Danner has three simple classifications: Type 1, raised in stainless steel; Type 2, large oak casks; Type 3, barriques.

Weingut Dr Heger/Weinhaus Heger Ihringen, Kaiserstuhl
Leading German estate with 23ha in Grosses Gewächs (grand cru) volcanic vineyards, 35ha grown on loess soils and 16ha from the cooler calcareous clay soils.

Weingut Bercher, Burckheim, Kaiserstuhl
Family domaine with 24ha of own vines and 12ha under contract, based in an elegant 18th-century house. Flowery, full-bodied and fully dry whites and gorgeous Spätburgunders.

Weingut Huber, Malterdingen, Breisgau
The quality of this site was identified by monks 700 years ago. Bernhard Hube makes superb young-vine Pinot Noir plus sensual Grosses Gewächs.

Weingut Ziereisen, Efringen- Kirchen, Markgräflerland
Hanspeter Ziereisen had two Spätburgunders in the top 10 at a recent international Pinot Noir tasting in London. His 16ha family winery also produces fragrant, fruit-driven Gutedel.

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