deeply rooted in winemaking for
Family and Team
The Stolleis family emigrated from Nürnberg to Switzerland in 1520 and then settled down in the Electoral Palatinate in the second half of the 17th century. There, the sovereigns had recruited settlers after the Thirty Years’ War and brought them into the country. At the beginning, they were quarry owners but soon discovered their love for wine and wine-growing. As early as 1668, the Stolleis family acquired their first vineyards.
In 1863, Peter Stolleis founded the vinery. In summer 2021, his grand-grand-son Peter passed on the winery to his son Hans-Christoph after running it for fourty years together with his wife Claudia.
We have trusted people who enrich our winery with their work. On behalf of the entire team, we would like to introduce these four:
Markus Weidmann has given his heart to the vines. He passes the vines two dozen times over the course of a year and therefor has a special relationship with each vine. His work starts in December with pruning. This work, come rain or shine, lasts until the end of February. If the vegetation starts in April/May, he sometimes has to be on several fronts at the same time. It only gets a little more quiet for him after the grape harvest in October.
Florian Haas has been part of our team since summer 2017! After a dual degree in “Viticulture and Oenology” and internships at renowned companies in Germany and abroad, he brings a lot of experience and enthusiasm for his job as a cellar master. He helps decide which vineyards are harvested and when. Because healthy grapes are the first step towards natural wines with a strong character. In the press house and cellar, he monitors the fermentation of the must and the development of the young wines until they are bottled.
Jana Thüning is your first point of contact in the office and in wine sales. She has been strengthening our team since autumn 2021 and is a great asset! As a graduate of the dual course “Viticulture and Oenology” with internships at Bürklin-Wolf, Pflüger and Sven Leiner, she is familiar with both the work in the vineyard & familiar with cellar work, but also knows good recommendations for the wine to accompany your next meal and will happily advise you by phone, e-mail or in our vinotheque.
Doris Loos is responsible for our accounting. Do you have questions about your bill? Then Doris Loos is your first point of contact.