Horst Sauer
Wine Estate
We live in a place

that is surrounded by vineyards that we are passionate about. Our vines depend on us just as much as we depend on them – we exchange ideas – silently, as you can imagine, but always respectfully and in awe of the vines' ability to unfold aromas, scents and flavours from the depths of the shell-bearing limestone. The work in the vineyard is determined by the harmonious, natural rhythm between budding, harvesting and pruning. Our vineyard is located in the heart of Escherndorf, where each house nestles close to the next, so we literally live between water and wine. Below us, the River Main forms a majestic loop and above us we see our vines on the Lump hillside. Our workplace is right beside Mother Nature. The vines extract new life every year from the chalky limestone of the Tertiary period.

Since generations

for generations, we have lived in Escherndorf, a typical Franconian ribbon development, and have continually developed our idea of elegant wines that are full of character in creative interaction with generations. Producing wine is a family tradition for us. Our work revolves throughout the year around the fantastic opportunities that nature and the unique Escherndorf terroir offer us. This is the source of our strength and the vision to bring out the best of the shell limestone in our wines. When it contacts the mouth and palate and provides a pleasurable experience, we know it is good.

Facts and figures
Total acres:



VDP.Erste Lagen: Escherndorfer Lump, Escherndorfer Fürstenberg

VDP.Große Lage: Escherndorf am Lumpen 1655


shell limestone, Lettenkeuper, loess silt


Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Bacchus, Scheurebe, Spätburgunder (pinot noir), Domina, Weißburgunder (pinot blanc)

Member of:

VDP (association of German premium wineries)

Our house is close to the vineyard

and our cellar is the birthplace of our wines. Over the course of time, the building has been repeatedly modified and adapted to the needs of its residents. We, too, have adapted it to match our ideas. In this way, the house and its architecture are a perfect synthesis of the past and the future. It is both home to several generations under one roof and also offers a hospitable atmosphere to all those wishing to find out more about our wines.


Sandra Sauer