Together with our mother Claudia, our father gradually increased our vineyard to its present size and became involved in numerous other initiatives and projects. He also made sure very early on that his two daughters, in other words us – Meike and Dörte – could follow in his footsteps. Consequently, we both first trained to be winegrowers, studied viticulture in Geisenheim and then gradually took over running the business. Today, our dad gives us a completely free hand while still providing practical support. Handing over the reins from one generation couldn’t have gone more smoothly.
We continue to do exactly what our dad always wanted and still wants to do, which is to ensure our mineral and fruity wines reflect the wonderful terroirs of our steep slopes on the river Ahr. Producing the wines requires huge care and attention and smaller harvests, where the grapes are picked and selected by hand while following strict criteria. And we have a really great team on board. In the cellar, it’s vital to use careful methods to maintain this high quality.