A Vision becomes reality
Bettina Bürklin-von Guradze, the eldest daughter of Dr. Albert Bürklin, inherited the Estate from her parents in 1990, and since then has taken the lead with her own vision. Together with Christian von Guradze, she was one of the first in Germany to introduce the classification of vineyard sites according to the Burgundian model, this had a decisive influence on the development of top German viticulture. The main goal is to continue where their ancestors left off: To produce Riesling of the highest quality in harmony with nature. To achieve this, the entire vineyard was converted to biodynamic cultivation in 2005. This allows the diversity and depth of the terroir to be perfectly reflected and presented.
The logical consequence
of organic philosophy
The decision to live a consciously enjoyable life and to act in an ecologically sustainable manner in harmony with nature is far more than a world view. It is also the basic requirement for first-class, authentic wines with character.
For many years we pondered the question as to how we could realize the inherited treasure of our forefathers – the unique terroir of our top-ranked vineyard sites – in our wines, and how we could maintain a healthy balance with nature in this god-given resource in order to pass it on to our children.
While we were in the midst of our consideration, during our travels in the USA we came across a book that was to answer our questions: “Biodynamic wine, demystified” by Nicolas Joly. We became involved in initial discussions and considerations of the fascinating subject of biodynamic viticulture.
Many French colleagues accompanied us on the path towards a decision, foremost among them Marc Kreydenweiss, who was a trusted adviser at our side for many years, and encouraged us to take this decisive step.