The Growers > Weingut Batttenfeld-Spanier
Hans Oliver Spanier has always known what he wanted: he took over the family estate in 1991, and almost immediately converted to organic practice, one of the first in Germany to do so, then took it a stage further by going biodynamic in 1995. In 2006 he married Carolin Gillot, who ran Kühling-Gillot, and two of the greatest Rheinhessen estates came together. He makes the wine at both, although they are marketed separately.
Hohen-Sülzen is on the southern-most part of Rheinhessen, and the vines are grown on limestone, which gives them a lifted, citrus character.