Bad Sulza OT Sonnendorf
Thuringian winery Bad Sulza

Bad Sulza/ OT Sonnendorf


Long gone are the days when the wine around the Saale and Unstrut rivers, as Luther said, was more like sour vinegar than a fine drop. Even the largest German wine guide Gault & Millau recommends the Bad Sulza winery as a tip.

It was not until the 1960s that viticulture in Thuringia was revitalised by the agricultural businesses of the time. This gave rise to the first winery in Thuringia in 1992. In 1994, the management was handed over to Andreas Clauß. In 1998, he moved the business to a former farm in Sonnendorf, a district of Bad Sulza, where he created a winery in the spirit of tradition and modernity. With around 50 hectares of vineyards, it is one of the largest private wineries in the Saale-Unstrut wine-growing region. Today, the various wines are matured in stainless steel tanks and traditional wooden barrels in the modern wine cellar. They are traditionally matured dry, stored on the fine lees to bring out the grape variety and flavour characteristics.

The winery’s event days, such as the Federweißerfest with homemade onion tart, the musical concert evenings or the open wine cellar day at the beginning of August, are particularly suitable for getting to know the winery. Of course, individual guided tours and wine tastings are also available on request.

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Mo – Fr: 10:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Sa: 10:00 – 16:00 Uhr
Sun & public holidays: 10:00 – 12:00 Uhr

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All dates and events at the winery can be found here.