Köln Wein 2018 (Cologne Wine 2018) – Sympathetic Winemakers To Meet

We met these sympathetic winemakers during Köln Wein 2018:
We asked for the Rosé. And we were very delighted to taste those nice wines.


2018-Koeln-Wein-Weingut-Schoenmehl Stand A36


2018-Koeln-Wein-Weingut-Lamberth Stand A32

3 Weingüter - Weingut Kratz A28 | Weingut Herzog C4 | Weingut Loersch C9

3 Weingüter – Weingut Kratz A28 | Weingut Herzog Stand Stand C4 | Weingut Loersch Stand C9



2018-Koeln-Wein-Weingut-Biewers-Stand C8


2018-Koeln-Wein-Weingut-Paulushof Stand M12

2018-Koeln-Wein | Weingut Meyerhof Stand Stand C 20| Weingut Sailer Stand B25

2018-Koeln-Wein | Weingut Meyerhof Stand C 20| Weingut Sailer Stand B25

Germany’s Coolest Wines – German Wine Institute Competition during PROWEIN

The winery Hörner, which means horns in English, made fun of their own name. The Rosé was the only amoung the nominated 20 coolest wines of Germany a competition initiated by the German Wine Institute during PROWEIN. A total of 385 wines had participated at the competition which got a lot of press attention and sharing in the social media.

The winemaker Tommy Hörner coming from the established winery Hainbachhof in the Palatine region. Using the family name to create wines after his gusto he has choosen to promote his wine in three category of horns. The simply shaped bull horn represents the baseline, which also includes our selected rosé. According to the winemaker a great wine. And therefore he has choosen a provocative name “Horny”, which might be misunderstand in foreign countries.
The blend of Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Dorsa has just the right amount of aromas of intense red berries, cherries and gooseberries for us. The wine comes out pleasantly dry and with only 11.5 percent alcohol.
You can download the fact sheet here
You’ll find the at www.hoerner-wein.de at a price of 7.00 Euro.

Wine Queen of Baden knows where to find tasty rosé

Wineladies from Baden

Wine Queen of Baden Franziska Aatz and Hannah Herrmann

If you want to find out where to find tasty rosé wine just ask charming ladies. Yes, rosé is still a predomantly female drink, but women can teach men usually over a longer period of time, what is good taste. Some men did not eat salad for a long time… now we have more man that eat just vegetarian food and still love to drink some good wine with it.
Winery Schumann KaiserstuhlWell, Franziska Aatz and her friend persuaded us to seek a female winemaker, who has really an astonishing variety of rose wines. Her winery is located in the Baden region of Germany, which is in the south west and known for good quality wines, white, red or rosé.

For Bettina Schumann her last name meaning literaly “men of shoes” gave inspiration for a variety of label creations and different shoes. Mrs. Schumann is hooked to red shoes, as you can see on the label. Women will agree -it takes a variety of nice shoes having a nice life. And the same refers to wine. There is so much to discover.
We started out with a unfiltered rose wine called PETNAT.

Knowing about the orange wine hype in certain restaurants in Berlin it is easy to understand why a woman from the german capital is trying to produce some raw stuff in her new region.

Badisch Rot GoldIt is only some years ago that Schumann started from scratch with only a small amount of grapes. She first had a joint-venture with her former partner selling wine, before she decided to go her own way making wine.

We were very pleased to taste a glass of “BadischRotGold” – Red&Gold from Baden. This is a peticular name for a wine made of white and red grapes together. And only winemakers from Baden are allowed to claim their wine this way.

Those two sorts of grapes have to be harvested and put in the press together. Alike the production of rosé wine, the crushed grapes have only a short period of time before the skin is removed. Other regions of Germany have different names for this kind of wine.

Schumann Sortiment


Finally we had a special creation Chaiselongue – the rose wine for relaxing. A special edition of reduced quantity of grapes, four days of maceration, no yeast added and finally fermented in the new barrique and filled without filtration on the MAGNUM BOTTLE.


If you are from the Netherlands you can buy the rosé wine “Chaiselongue” at Wine & Roses in Van Woustraat 163 in Amsterdam for 39,95 Euro.
More information you’ll find on the Bettina Schumann Website.

Fine Pinot Noir Rosé by Winery Kilian Hunn

Spätburgunder Rosé Kilian Hunn

Prowein 2018 – Kilian & Martina Hunn

At the Prowein we met the charming winemakers from Baden which have a very tasty Pinot Noir Rosé in their cellar.
The family business is run by Kilian Hunn and his wife Martina, a trained winemaker and former Baden Wine Queen. She is active in the woman-wine VINISSIMA network.
Since his early days as a teenager when he started with 16 to work in the cellar and the winyards Mr. Hunn is a passionate winemaker. “Open the bottle and enjoy” is the basic credo of their passion for good taste.
The vineyards are located on the Tuniberg Hill in Gottenheim.
You can visit as well their tavern:

contact details:
Weingut Kilian Hunn
Rathausstraße 2
D-79288 Gottenheim
Tel. +49-7665-6207
Fax. +49-7665-6223
E-Mail: mail@weingut-hunn.de

Rosé Sophie Helene by Christoph Hammel

Rosé by Weingut Hammel Germany

Winemaker Christoph Hammel is very creative finding new concepts for making Rosé. He dedicated this pricewinning dry rosé “Sophie Helene” to his daughter. It is made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Dornfelder. The Cuvée shows a wonderful fruity nose with aromas of raspberries, pomegranate, cherries, yellow figs, a hint of mint and floral accents. On the palate, fresh, juicy, great fruit, animating elegance, finesse, delicate spiciness, irresistible charm and long reverberating.
You will find the wine on the german site: wir.winzer.de Price 2018:5,95 Euro 7,93€/L(0,75L).