June 19, 2020

Ep. 25. / Jochen Beurer's wines gave us goose bumps

Ep. 25. / Jochen Beurer's wines gave us goose bumps

The 25th episode features another outstanding wine wizard from Swabia, Baden-Württemberg, Southern Germany. Jochen Beurer’s Rieslings and Lembergers are true benchmarks. Site-specific, terroir-driven, mashed by feet, brought to life by native yeast. The ...


The 25th episode features another outstanding wine wizard from Swabia, Baden-Württemberg, Southern Germany. Jochen Beurer’s Rieslings and Lembergers are true benchmarks. Site-specific, terroir-driven, mashed by feet, brought to life by native yeast. The Beurer vines have been cultivated organically since 2004, and then became a leading force in the biodynamic movement in Württemberg. You can learn about various sandstone types like “Schilfsanstein” or “Stubensandstein” and how they affect the vines. Jochen justifies why biodynamic vines have a stronger immune system, explains the philosophy behind his “vine-museum”, and the probable reasons why his long-macerated Rieslings gave us goosebumps. Jochen is an amusing and truly knowledgeable winemaker, so it was a real pleasure to spend an afternoon with him in his exceptional vineyards, cellar and tasting room.

We’ve recorded this episode in the shop of the winery, therefore the recording was often a bit disturbed by thirsty customers, so the cutting was not the simplest this time. But please only take these occasional foreign German voices as a sign of customer trust and the sound of the local terroir.

You can also watch short video capturing the mood during our afternoon on Youtube or on Instagram, or another one where Jochen explains their different terroirs, vineyards from between his vines. But now, grab a glass of Riesling and listen to the wine wizard!

Guest: Jochen Beurer

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