The valley of the river Ahr is the northernmost place in Europe where world-class red wine can be made. The heat lingers in this narrow valley, and the steep vineyards collect a lot of sun. It revolves around one grape: the noble Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir).
Wandering through the beautiful Ahr valley looms the Marienthaler Trotzenberg, with the small winery of the Schumacher family at the foot. Paul Schumacher started making his own wines in 2007, after years of experience as an oenologist.
With approximately 5 hectares of vineyards, Schumacher is one of the smaller wineries in the Ahr. Qualitatively, it belongs to the top, not least because of the great positions of its vineyards (including plots on the Walporzheimer Krützenberg and the Marienthaler Trotzenberg). With slate and 'Grauwacke' (sandstone) soils, rich in iron and minerals.