Nature conservation

Many people only talk about things that can be done better. The Norwig Winery already does things better. We have created perennial flower meadows of 60000 square meters to improve the biodiversity here in the Frohnbachtal.


Bees alone are only one part of the diversity of our nature. In our flowering areas there is a lot more creeping and crawling: wasps, butterflies, beetles, bugs, flies, spiders and many other animals. This not only pleases the nature lover, the farmer often profits from it as well. Besides bees, hoverflies are also important pollinators, e.g. of rape. In addition, some hoverfly species feed on the larvae of aphids. They are also a natural pest control. Various parasitic wasps, predatory beetles and spiders also fall into this category. These natural pest controllers migrate from wildflower meadows to neighboring fields. But not only humans are happy about the many small animals, birds also benefit from the rich supply of food. Both the insects and the plant seeds provide a richly laid table for many bird species.

Many wild bees nest in pith containing plant stems such as dead sunflowers. Most bees are too weak to bite the stalks themselves, so the stems must be older and torn open. Only then can they be used as nesting places. Many butterfly species use flowering meadows as a habitat for moths and caterpillars and for hibernation. Structurally rich loose plant stands with plant species with different growth heights and with holes in the stand are particularly valuable for many animal species. Dense plant populations without gaps are not suitable habitats for many animal species. For ground-nesting birds this can even be the flowering meadow itself. Ground-nesting bird species, such as skylark, partridge and lapwing, were common in the past. In recent years they have become much rarer. A properly managed flowering meadow can offer them a new home. For this, the area must be undisturbed, the plant stock must be very rich in structure and must not be too dense. Deer and rabbits too like to hide among the plants in the flowering area.

Weingut Norwig

Wine estate Ingo Norwig, Am Frohnbach 1, D-54472 Burgen, Germany, Tel.: +49 6534/763, Fax: +49 6534/949504, E-Mail: