Any good product stems from the effort of a team of specialists
and many hard-working assistants.
In addition to the permanent wine estate team, there are at least one to two apprentices helping us every year. During the harvest period our team is regularly expanded with several helping hands since most tasks in our ecological business are done by hand.
Many decades of enological experience result in well-respected products. One example for this is Gault&Millau naming us in 2016 as one of the top organic wine makers in Rheinhessen.
Estate size: 57 acres
Vineyards: 50 acres
Annual output: 160 thousand bottles of wine and 20 thousand bottles of sparkling wine
Prime locations: Biebelsheimer Kieselberg, Kreuznacher Himmelgarten, Kreuznacher Junker
Soils: Bench gravel, deep-reaching loam, fersiallite, clay with a high percentage of lime
Production area: Nahe and Rheinhessen
[Viticulture & Cellarmaster]
Our “great” cellarmaster (he is almost 7 feet tall) from the Bodensee plays all tunes of our wines like a grand virtuoso and contributes clear impulses in all areas of our wine estate.
[Distribution & Management]
Unser “Our works manager coordinates all processes and looks after Sales and Marketing.
[Marketing & Communication]
Communication and actor for all media and marketing activities. Contact for end customers and for our dealers in traditional and new media. His slogan: “One cannot not communicate” (Paul Watzlawick).
Lara is Markus’ daughter and studies international wine business in one of Germany’s renowned vine universities in Geisenheim. She supports the estate team in Sales and organises events in the wine lounge.
Senior principal, the right hand to the cellarmaster
Hans is the wine estate’s good soul. His experience is always an asset to us.
GRAZIELE DA HORA MARTINS
Administration & Sales
Responsible for the Johanninger office and cares lovingly for all visitors to the winery. She speaks several languages and fulfills customer wishes with heartfelt dedication.
During his 15 years as team member “Stani” has gained deep knowledge of Pinot Noirs. He is responsible for the “tender love and care” of our vineyards.
Senior boss in pension, viticulture
As educated vintner and master of agriculture, Dieter was our manager of our vineyards. Having a green thumb Dieter knows every vine personally.
MONIKA & FRANK NICKL
Restaurant “Nickl´s Speisekammer”
The “pantry” of our wine estate is a culinary highlight in our region. Frank and Monika are an exquisite part of our community.
Without Elisabeth nothing would work in our many buildings. She takes care of the space, keeps everything tidy and shining in our estate.
AUSZUBILDENDE & PRAKTIKANTEN
As part of her training as a winegrower, Nara gets to know all areas of our organic farm and actively helps in the vineyard and cellar. We teach our trainees all the subtleties of winemaking and pass on our decades of knowledge – there are no secrets here.
Marlin tackles wherever a strong hand is needed. He completes his winegrower training with us and gets to know all facets of winemaking. He revives the team in his pragmatic way and always has a smile on his face.
Caroline studies food technology at the University of Copenhagen and gets to know all aspects of winemaking as part of her 4-month internship. Because of her great sense for breathtaking motives, we have also appointed her during the internship time as a photographer for great wine.
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