Olympia Samara and Johannes Hoffmann are not new to wine. They both graduated from Geisenheim University, where I spent the second year of my Masters and then started their winemaking journey around the world. Weingut roterfaden was born out of Olympia’s and Johannes’s genuine love for wine and all things natural. With their winemaking degrees under their belts, they travelled the world cutting their teeth in a variety of winemaking regions; Spain, Italy, Austria, California and Australia to name just a few. They fell in love with Lemberger (or Blaufrankisch), a native Austro-Hungarian grape and wanted to further explore the potential of the variety.
They grow the varieties Lemberger, Pinot Noir and Riesling on dry-stone terraces with pure limestone. The minimalistic intervention in the winery and the adaptation of anthroposophical approaches deliver vitality and individuality.