Our wines are rooted in the premium vineyards of the renowned wine village of Forst, in Germany's Pfalz winegrowing region. The parcels are sheltered from rain and wind by the Palatinate Forest.
The estate itself is seated at the heart of an old cobblestone town street. Markus Spindler currently cultivates 20 ha of vines, with a strong focus on organic principles. "Our heart beats for White Riesling...," grown on over 80% of our vineyards and vinified individually in all of its variants.
The family's methods and philosophies of winegrowing have been passed down through the years, with each new generation tasked with updating the practices for modern times. A consistent push towards top quality was and remains our utmost goal.

1620

Sontag Spindler comes to Forst during the 30 Years War.

1656

Sontag Spindler purchases the famous Forster KIRCHENSTÜCK vineyard from the Spital in Deidesheim.

1770

Erection of the estate house at Weinstr. 46, which still stands today.

1791

The first documented wine auction was held at our estate.

1828

Royal Bavarian Vineyard Classification assigns the Forst vineyards top marks of 56 to 65 points (out of 65 points).

1880

Johann-Josef Spindler splits the estate into three separate entities: Weingut Heinrich Spindler, Weingut Lindenhof Eugen Spindler and Weingut Wilhelm Spindler.

1933

Opening of the Gutsausschank Spindler.

1978

Hans Spindler (born 1948) assumes management of operations.

1980

Purchase of vineyards from Forster Weingut Ferd. Heinemann.

2007

Markus Spindler (born 1979) begins work at the estate.

"Premium wines can only arise when a variety of small but crucial conditions are achieved." This ethos drives us and our work day after day.
Limestone
Basalt
Sandstone
Shell limestone, basalt, colored sandstone. The premium Forst vineyards feature a variety of different rock types. The deep roots of the vines draw up the diverse minerals and store them in the grapes. This shapes our wines and lends them a characteristic minerality.
Grapes require a healthy and diverse ecosystem to ripen to the ideal levels of health needed to achieve distinctive and lively wines. For this reason we cultivate our vineyards strictly based on organic winegrowing guidelines. Homemade compost, diverse cover crops and strictly biological plant management techniques are essential for us.
Just as in the past, we continue to work each vine individually by hand. Winter pruning, canopy management in spring and summer, as well as selective hand harvest in autumn form the crucial foundation for our premium bottles.
For us, the greatest challenge in the cellar is preserving the full range of natural aromatics. The grapes are pressed gently, with low pressure levels. The use of pumps is limited, with gravity instead employed whenever possible to transfer the fluids.
Wine is both a natural product and a cultural treasure. For this reason we intentionally retain vintage markers and the "sharp edges" on our wines. This individuality is precisely what makes our wines so interesting.
Join us in our tasting room at the estate house and taste this philosophy for yourself. We're always happy for the chance to listen to your preferences and work with you to find the right wine.
Genießen Sie unsere Weine zu lokalen oder saisonalen Spezialitäten in der gemütlichen Weinstube oder im schönen Gästegarten unseres Gutsausschanks. Solange die Sonne Wärme spendet, lässt es sich unter der Reblaube genussreich verweilen und für Momente den Rest der Welt vergessen.
We look forward to seeing you!