The first indication to viticulture in Monzingen can be dated back to the year 778. The forefathers of winegrowers Schoenleber have held onto their winegrowing traditions since the middle of the 18th century. The viticulture at VDP-Weingut Emrich- Schoenleber is based on three principles: their wine offers true drinking pleasure; it is authentic; and it has a distinctive character; wines that are ‘only’ good are not enough. These principles have been natural long before they were set out in writing, as Frank Schoenleber, holder and winemaker of the estate, explains. “Our principles are based on our own experiences in drinking wine. Of course, we try many different wines, but we always realise that we only empty the bottle if one can assume that the principles were fulfilled for that specific wine.