Owner & winemaker: Frank John
Vineyard management: Demeter-certified biodynamic since 2012
Soils: Buntsandstein (colored sandstone), limestone,
Grapes grown: Riesling, Pinot Noir
Annual production: 25,000 bottles
- Frank John and his wife run the estate with their two children, Sebastian and Dorothea.
- The winery building, Hirschhorner Hof, is a 400-year-old former tithe house and ecclesiastical estate, which the family renovated after purchasing it in 2002.
- Their traditional vinification philosophy involves hand-picked grapes, spontaneous fermentation, spontaneous MLF, long aging in large wooden barrels, minimal addition of sulfur before bottling, and bottle aging.