Stetten bread water


October 17, 2021

The Stettener Brotwasser is a Riesling location in Stetten in the Remstal in the Rems-Murr district. The vineyard is owned by the court chamber of the House of Württemberg and is located directly under the Yburg. The location is considered to be one of the best areas in the Württemberg wine-growing region and is identified in the VDP quality pyramid as “Great Location” or “First Location”. The Stettener Brotwasser Steingrube has the highest classification level "Großes Gewächs" for dry wines from wineries.


The vineyard on the right slope above the Stettener Haldenbach has a slope of up to 60 percent, dry stone walls protect your sandstone terraces from erosion. It has an area of ​​3.34 hectares exposed to the southwest on Keuperboden, of which 2 hectares are accounted for by the Große Lage Stettener Brotwasser Steingrube. The site has been owned by the House of Württemberg since 1666. Map of the vineyards


In the 17th century, a resident lady-in-waiting came up with a ruse: she had the jug that was intended for the bread water filled with wine. In this way she could moisten her bread with a rich drink and still hide her wine consumption from the public. But because the servants no longer ran to the well to fill the jug, but into the cellar, this ruse did not remain hidden for long. The wine was then named bread water and was originally very popular with the nobility. Wilhelmine von Grävenitz, for example, diverted considerable amounts of it.


Andreas Udo Fitzel: Stettener bread water. Story (s) of a legendary wine. About strong wine, strong women and courtly glamor in the Rems Valley. Ed .: Bärenfelser & BAG Verlag. Remshalden 2019, ISBN 978-3-86372-052-0.


Winery Württemberg - The Stetten bread water

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