The Growers > Weingut Weiser-Künstler
Like their friend Daniel Vollenweider, Konstantin Weiser and Alexandra Künstler are newcomers to the region, attracted by a love of Riesling. Starting from nothing in 2005, they began building a portfolio of formerly famous sites around Traben-Trarbach that were on the point of being abandoned: steep, inaccessible and uneconomic, as everything had to be done by hand. But the soils were superb, the vines old and ungrafted, and they began to produce a dazzling range of wines which have given them cult status. Their production from 3.8 hectares is tiny. They are not interested in a fruity style, favouring oxidative winemaking that brings out minerality, and the wines need decanting well ahead when young.