Harvest 2022: happy times

With two very difficult years behind we were really counting on this year’s harvest. All signs were promising. Unlike the baby vineyards the older ones had survived another year of drought surprisingly well and just before harvest kicked in there was a bit of rain so the berries were juicy but still far away from any rot. A hungry, fresh… Read more →

July vineyard update: a never ending summer

July started as June had ended. Sunny and dry. Which totally has its upsides considering the downey mildew hell from last year. The dry conditions offer several other advantages too. If there is no grass growing there is no grass to cut, if the vines grow slower it’s much less work to organize the shoots and last but not least:… Read more →

June vineyard update: happy soil, happy plants

The beginning of June is probably the nicest time of the year in the vineyards. The vineyards are covered with flowers and grapes start growing. And finally, the garden vineyard will – fingers crossed – produce a first serious vintage. Accompanied by thyme, lavender, chives and calendula the 20-ish co-planted varieties just had enough grapes to fill one barrique last… Read more →

May vineyard update: planting in the sun

Vegetation season is in full swing. Joyfully and carefully we select the shoots growing out of spurs, canes and sometimes the trunk to balance each plant’s yield and maintain or even improve the vine’s architecture. The speed of growth has been impressive the last few weeks with summery temperatures almost every day. And the best thing is: no frost this… Read more →

A little summary what happened in 2021

With my parents retiring at the end of 2019 the following year 2020 was a challenging start with a late spring frost destroying the majority of our grapes and the pandemic impacting life, work and business. So 2021 was supposed to be a year of stabilizing all those aspects – what of course did not work out at all. All… Read more →

Harvest 2021: small, long and strong

Over the last years we started getting used to picking earlier and earlier each year. Summer vacations had almost become impossible. So it was hard to believe that this year we’d be back to a schedule that would have been normal when I was a child. In the beginning of September we were all good to go, everything was clean,… Read more →

An evening with 2Naturkinder & Benedikt – act two

About seven years ago, when we just had released our first vintage, chef Benedikt Hammerl just had started introducing the new nordic cuisine to Würzburg. And started getting into natural wine which naturally put him in touch with us. Over the years we developed a prolific friendship with me pouring wine for special dinners at his restaurant, the MS Zufriedenheit,… Read more →

July vineyard update: a dance with downey

The upside to the last years droughts was that we didn’t really have to spray a lot. The spores of downey mildew need rain at first to be catapulted up to the leaves and once they’ve arrived humid conditions to keep spawning. Which they had this year. June was already showing some serious infections on the leaves and as it… Read more →

An evening with Benedikt Hammerl

About seven years ago, when we just had released our first vintage, chef Benedikt Hammerl just had started introducing the new nordic cuisine to Würzburg. And started getting into natural wine which naturally put him in touch with us. Over the years we developed a prolific friendship with me pouring wine for special dinners at his restaurant, the MS Zufriedenheit,… Read more →