Jan Klein - Staffelterhof winery
Jan Klein, Kröv, Mosel Germany.
Probably one of the oldest wineries in Germany, as Weingut Staffelterhof already exists for more than a thousand years. The Klein family has been making the wines here in the Mosel area for a 100 years already. Nowadays, it's Gerd, Gundi and their son Jan Klein that run this winery together. The winery lies within the beautiful landscapes of the Mosel valley and it's steep slopes. Main grape variety: Riesling of course. They own 7 hectares of vineyards in the villages of Kröv, Dhron and Piesport. Approximately 75% of their yield is Riesling, but they also produce some Muller Thurgau, Kerner and Spätburgunder. Their specialities are the refined and concentrated Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein.
Whilst Gundi is looking out for the guestrooms and makes sure every visitor feels welcome at Staffelterhof, Gerd is maintaining the vines and makes sure every harvest is at it's best. Son Jan Klein, first managing the online business and everything that has to do with the wines, helps in the vineyards too. Next to that, Jan started to make wine himself as well.
Since a couple of years Jan Klein started to experiment with producing natural wines from their beloved grape variety, Riesling. With experience in multiple wineries all over the world from New Zealand to France, Klein has a lot of knowledge to offer to run his family 1150 year old winery. Jan does not add any sulfites in the whole wine making process, the wine undergoes spontaneous fermentation with the grapes indigenous yeasts and naturally, al the grapes are organic. Started only with Madcap Magnus and Little bastard, in the past few years Jan kept making more and more wines, so every year he gives us a new surprise.
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