Grower Profile: Karl & Marion Pichlmeyer, Beim Pichlmeyer

Karl & Marion Pichlmeyer

Beim Pichlmeyer

Gräfendorf & Haseneck, Hallertau

Karl and Marion Pichlmeyer operate Beim Pichlmeyer, the 4th-generation farm in Bavaria where sustainability, quality, and passion for hops are their focus. With a deep roster of new aroma varieties, Herkules is a specialty of Pichlmeyer. 

Karl is an officer of multiple trade organizations. Both he and Marion hope to increase the appreciation for hop farming among the general public as well as to see their children continue in the family business. 

Total  acreage:

~64  ha  of hops  

Varieties  grown:  

Mandarina Bavaria,  Polaris,  Hallertauer Tradition,  Hallertau  Blanc, Ariana,  German  Amarillo®, Herkules

Machinery/facilities:

Two  harvesting  facilities with  one  drying kiln  

Farm  certifications:  

Iso  9001  

Industry & trade  memberships:  

German  Hop  Growers Association  (vice  chairman), Farmers  Association,  HVG (member  of  supervisory board)  

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