In 1982 Friedrich started to cultivate new varieties at the finca in order to study their vegetative and generative behaviour and later the production of wine from them.
Following these tests with the different varieties combined with the
Lemberger*, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Muskattrollinger*, Tempranillo, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The aforementioned varieties were planted in trellises at a distance of 1×2 metres.
*Bodega Schatz is the only vineyard in Spain to produce single-variety wines of these grapes.