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Our "Bioland"-certified Naturmanufaktur was founded in 2017. We process our game meat into tasty fine products such as salami, air-dried ham, pâté and lyonnaise. Tasting pieces of meat to roast, grill and braise are also available to purschase. All our products are ready to cook and cut to size. Our game specialities are produced traditionally and by hand. Fresh natural ingredients, exquisite spices and the smoke of beech wood guarantee this exquisite meats. We don't use chemical additives, or flavour enhancers. (Nutritional values/knowledge about game meat)

In addition, we process all the treasures nature has to offer around HOFGUT MAISENBURG. For example, we make a well-known sloesgin from the sloes and the popular elder syrup from the flowers of the elder bushes that thrive between the fields. From our orchards, we collect apples to produce apple juice, apple chips and delicious spreads. The offer varies depending on the season. Holistic recycling of the animals is very important to us. Antlers and skins are used to create special lifestyle accessories.

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Naturmanufaktur Maisenburg, Schlehen-Gin

Organic products
from our natural manufactory

Handmade delicacies.
Conscious enjoyment.

Our HOFGUT MAISENBURG, high above the Lautertal valley, is surrounded by forests, meadows and waters. They form the natural habitat of red deer and a herd of Albschnucken, which feed on tasty herbs and grasses here. In addition to roe deer, wild boars live on our premises in the middle of the biosphere area.

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Meadow fruit

The orchards around HOFGUT MAISENBURG are a special treat all year round. In spring they form a wonderful sea of flowers and food for our bees. In autumn apples, pears and plums ripen. Due to the harsh night climate and the barren soils, the fruits contain more acidity. For this reason, our homemade jam, apple juice and dried fruit are a particularly tasty treat.

Our products

Sloes

Blackthorn are impenetrable and thorny and their fruits are very sour, but in spring they form beautiful ribbons of flowers on our forest edges and are a popular nesting cake for numerous birds. In medicine, they are used to treat loss of appetite, cardiac insufficiency and asthma and are also said to help with fever and inflammation. At HOFGUT MAISENBURG we pick the berries from the thorny branches after the first frost and process them into juice, jelly and delicious sloe gin.

Elderberry

The black elderberry found in our hedges and forests has been a highly regarded shrub since time immemorial - whether as a seat of good house spirits, as an enrichment for the kitchen, or as a universal medicinal plant. Whether bark, roots, leaves, flowers or berries - almost anything can be used. „Elder" helps against colds, hoarseness, coughs and colds. We process the fresh flowers into elderberry syrup and the ripe berries into jam and elder liqueur.

Honey

Our orchards, juniper heath and the forest in the middle of the Swabian Alb biosphere area are the nutritional basis of our bees. The result is an exciting composition of very different aromas: the strong scent of blooming apple trees and summer meadows mixes with the tart, spicy aroma of summer forests. The result is a wonderfully aromatic honey that contains only the best of the Swabian Alb.

Roe deer

The roe deer frequently occurring on our hunt around HOFGUT MAISENBURG is the smallest deer species in Europe. The main hunting season is from May to January. The flesh is lean, short fibrous and reddish brown in colour. Roe deer is very versatile in its use and can therefore be prepared in many different ways. Very popular are shoulder, leg and back, from which a variety of dishes such as medallions, steaks, roasts but also ragout, terrines and pies can be prepared. In addition to fresh meat, we also offer venison pâté and pasta.