Andreas has recently spearheaded the implementation of new DOC regulations for the region, implemented a digital monitoring system, and developed a groundbreaking payment method for grapes from growers focused on quality and sustainability.
His wines are meticulously crafted. If a wine doesn't meet his exacting standards, he won't sell it. His wines are unfined and unfiltered, he uses no herbicides or pesticides, and he produces a mere 1,200 to 1,500 cases annually.
Some chefs, he says, hoard secrets. He, however, wants everyone in the kitchen to be as good or better than he is. He now is quite proud of his solid kitchen staff. He can take off for a few days without worrying about the kitchen.
With the wine, I received a Kooty Key. I scratched my head wondering what it was until it arrived. It has a pointer with which you can operate a touchscreen or press buttons, and a hook to pull doors open without touching them. Life in the age of COVID-19.