Located in Niederkirchen near Deidesheim, on the Mittelhaardt, the Winterling family have about 10 hectares of vineyards.

With as much skill and elegance as any champagne dynasty, the Winterling family favour graft over glamour, demonstrating good old German efficiency through every arm of their family, in every aspect of their business. Anne Winterling looks after the accounts and private clients, her daughter Susanne looks after marketing, distribution, restaurants and business accounts while father Martin and their son Sebastien are the winemakers.

Following their first foray in to the wine industry in 1982, they finally made wines from their own vineyards in 1999. They specialise in Crémant wines – which means the grapes are always picked by hand; they must be aged for at least nine months in bottle, the wine must be dry. All their still and sparkling wines are organic.


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