Grower Profile: Karl & Marion Pichlmeyer, Beim Pichlmeyer
Karl & Marion 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.
~64 ha of hops
Mandarina Bavaria, Polaris, Hallertauer Tradition, Hallertau Blanc, Ariana, German Amarillo®, Herkules
Two harvesting facilities with one drying kiln
Industry & trade memberships:
German Hop Growers Association (vice chairman), Farmers Association, HVG (member of supervisory board)