The Odinstal Estate was established back in 1802 by the Mayor of Wachenheim who was on the hunt for a unique plot of land to plant a special vineyard. The tiny 5.5 hectare parcel is planted on a number of different soil types - basalt, calcareous clay, shell limestone and red sandstone. This diversity of soils is highly unusual for the Pfalz region, particularly the presence of volcanic basalt which yields exotically perfumed Rieslings.
Odinstal is one of Germany’s leading biodynamic estates. All of the treatments and preparations for the soils are produced on site, showing a remarkable commitment to biodynamic principles and sustainable farming. The land has been farmed organically since the 90s and biodynamically since 2006. Andreas Schumann, the chief winemaker, also keeps his influence in the cellar to a minimum, using only native yeasts and ageing the wines for a prolonged period of time on the lees. The wines are then aged in the bottle for 4-6 months until the wine is ready to be released.