Olympia and Hannes started their winery "Roterfaden" in 2014 in Vaihingen/Enz near Stuttgart in Württemberg, just half an hour from our shop. After the their viticulture studies in Geisenheim, Olympia and Hannes travelled California, France and Austria together, before they took over the winery of Hannes’ grandfather.
They have worked biodynamically, in harmony with nature and with a lot of manual work from the beginning and since 2018 they are Demeter certified. In the meantime they farm 2,8 ha in a beautiful area where there are no other privately run wineries, but which is dominated by a large conventional cooperative with 155 ha.
Next to Riesling and Pinot Noir, Lemberger is their main grape variety for which they have a big passion. The Lemberger vines are up to 55 years old and grow in south facing terraces on blue shell limestone, a very unique soil that is otherwise only found in Jura and a little in Franconia. All wines are vinified in old barrels, are not filtered, not clarified and just at bottling a little bit of sulphur is added.
The wines show finesse, acidity, filigree and are well balanced. The blue shell limestone soil, the terraced sites, the manual work and the natural vinification make these wines unique in Württemberg, maybe even in whole Germany.