Half a lifetime ago...

Posted by YiXin Ong on

I got to know Daniel Vollenweider in 1999 when we were both interns at Dr. Loosen, working with the inimitable Berni Schug, then and now the kellermeister. Daniel told me about his plans to start his own winery and how there was a great and affordable vineyard several bends downstream opposite the village of Wolf.

The very next vintage, I went to work for Daniel, and have never looked back, following each change with interest (and sometimes direct intervention) - the introduction of site-specific bottlings like Portz and Reiler (now banned), the experiments with the Schimbock site, the introduction and move towards drier wines.

Daniel is now starting on his 18th vintage - half a lifetime of sweat, prog rock and great, great Riesling. I'm proud to present two of his newest dry wines. The 2015 Wolfer Riesling, from the village he's made famous, is more forward and direct, showing the long, warm autumn of that vintage, while the 2015 Goldgrube Riesling, as befits the single-vineyard designation, is intense, almost brooding, and requires a lot more time.

Both wines are available for immediate delivery.

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