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Weingut Stigler (Baden, Germany)

Updated: Mar 27, 2023

Five generations of the Stigler family diligently worked in the vineyards and cellar to produce exceptional wines in Germany's famous Baden wine region. With great anticipation, we had the opportunity to visit Weingut Stigler and sample a wide range of wines within the family’s tasting room in Ihringen. Our host Jessica warmly welcomed us upon our arrival and provided us with a detailed background on the Stigler family dating back to 1881. We learned that our host completed the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma, an extremely intensive series of exams with only about 11,000 graduates worldwide. Drawing upon her extensive education and wine experience, Jessica guided us through the Stigler family farming techniques and wine production process. We also learned more about the family's connection with the VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter), the prestigious association of 200 German wine producers dedicated to the highest quality standards.

Jessica generously led us through the detailed tasting of 13 wines representative of the Stigler family range of production. Rather than bringing out each wine individually, our host matched wines across different vintages and vineyards to showcase the unique qualities and differences among the wines. Our clear favorite from the lineup with the 2008 PAGODE Ihringen Pinot Blanc GG VDP.GROSS LAGE Monopol. If you’ve been following along with past German winery visits, you know what happens next: decoding the name of the wine! The Stigler family harvested the white Pinot Blanc grapes from their famed vineyard named “PAGODE” in the town of Ingrigen. The VDP rates it among the absolute highest quality sites in Germany, known as the VDP.GROSSE LAGE®. Producing a dry wine from this vineyard classifies the wine as VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS® also known as "GG". The Stigler family owns the entire PAGODE vineyard, which is considered a monopol in the world of wine. Jessica explained that PAGODE is a unique double roof on a building with small holes to collect rainwater that a winery can use for the vineyards. Learning something new everyday! The wine showed a wonderful array of delicate aromas including yellow apples, lilies, white blossom, as well as aromas related to the to the age of the wine such as walnut, almond, and honey. The intensity of the aromas and flavors matched the pronounced, lingering finish on the palate. A fantastic wine at a fantastic price point!

We thank Jessica and the Stigler family for such an excellent wine experience, ranking among the TOP 25% of the last 107 winery visits. If you are traveling along the southwestern border of Germany, we highly recommend making a detour to visit Weingut Stigler in Baden.

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Experience Rating: 4 Stars

Brodi’s Rating: 2 Paws Up

Pet-Friendly: Yes

Experience Vibe: Private Experience, Seated Wine Tasting

Reservations Needed: Yes

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