Meet the winemakers behind your favorite German wines! In our series “Whose *Wine* Is It Anyway?” we profile a German estate and delve into the story and background of the people behind the wines.
Meet Friedrich Keller
In one of the most acclaimed districts of Baden, Friedrich Keller carries on his family’s legacy in winemaking as well as hospitality and international wine trade, overseeing the estate that is best known for invigorating the production of Burgundian varieties in the region.
Meet Theresa Breuer
Located in the Rheingau and known for elegant dry Riesling, Theresa Breuer runs the 130-year-old estate with a focus on work in the vineyard and a passion cultivated by family history and years of personal experience.
Meet Daniel and Jonas Brand
Born and raised in Bockenheim, the Brand brothers have been credited with breathing new life into their northern Pfalz hometown through their experimental natural and organic wines.
Meet Sybille Kuntz
Born and raised in Lieser, a village on the Mosel River near Bernkastel, Sybille Kuntz’s family has been in the area since the 16th century and has a long tradition in various areas of the wine business.
Meet Mark and Christine Barth
Located in the Rheingau, Mark and Christine Barth are pioneers in the Sekt category, known for producing one of the first single-vineyard sparkling Rieslings and playing a leading role in the development of the new VDP.SEKT.STATUT standards.
Meet Hanspeter and Edel Ziereisen
Weingut Ziereisen is one of Baden’s top producers offering unique, unfiltered red and white wines aged in wooden barrels. Recognized for their rebel status, Hanspeter and Edel Ziereisen are some of the first winemakers courageous enough to pave the way for the high-quality Landwein movement that’s growing in Baden and across Germany.
Meet Sofia Thanisch
Founded in 1636, Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Thanisch has produced high-quality, minerally-rich Rieslings for 11 generations. Current owner Sofia is committed to continuing the Thanisch family tradition in winemaking with women in leadership.
Meet Nicolas and the Michel Family
Weingut Schlossmülenhof has been in the Michel family’s hands for six generations, where today, Nicolas continues to capture the pure expression of the Rheinhessen region and the estate’s high-altitude vineyards.
Meet Simone Frigerio
Cellar Master Simone Frigerio prioritizes producing sustainable, terroir-driven wines at Reichsrat von Buhl by combining technology with tradition – all rooted in his deep knowledge of the ins-and-outs of the estate’s vineyards and harvest.
Meet Konni & Evi
Known as local heroes in the return to quality wine from Saale-Unstrut, Konni and Evi produce top-notch organic and biodynamic wines from less than four hectares of vines, reflecting the region’s limestone soil and uniquely cool climate in each bottle of their namesake, Konni & Evi.
Meet Christian Dautel
Christian Dautel is the talented young owner and lead cellar master at Weingut Dautel. Known for breaking tradition, Weingut Dautel was the first producer in Württemberg to estate bottle wines and produce Chardonnay.
Meet Joachim Heger
Read about the unique story of Weingut Dr. Heger in our profile of current owner Joachim Heger. Located in Baden, Dr. Heger has been in the family for three generations and is recognized for redefining the potential of both the region and of Pinot grapes in Germany.
Meet Eva Fricke
Eva Fricke is dedicated to producing the finest Rieslings in the Rheingau through sustainable and ecological farming practices. Weingut Eva Fricke was the first estate from the Rheingau to ever receive three 100-point ratings from top reviewers.
Meet the Selbach Family
We’re highlighting the Selbach family of Weingut Selbach-Oster, located in the Mosel. Selbach-Oster is one of the region’s most recognized estates, and the unique conditions of the Mosel make for remarkably elegant, flavorful wines.
Meet Florian Weingart
Get to know Florian Weingart of Weingut Weingart, a family-run winery cultivating some of the best vineyards in the Mittelrhein. Florian and his wife, Ulrike, own and operate the estate, which they view as a representation of sustainable living, work ethic, and authentic wines.
Meet Juliane Schmitt
Juliane Schmitt is the fifth generation of her family and the first woman to lead the Schmitt Söhne winery. Based in the Mosel, Schmitt Söhne is a leading producer and exporter of German wines, supplying around 50 percent of all German wines in the United States.
Meet Jürgen Hofmann and Guido Walter
Based in Rheinhessen, Fritz Müller’s sparkling wines are known as the German answer to Prosecco and for highlighting the potential of Müller-Thurgau. Meet the two friends, Jürgen Hofmann and Guido Walter, who created this unique estate.