Pfalz mourns loss of benefactor
29 Jul 2013 by Michael Schmidt
Entrepreneur, investor and visionary Achim Niederberger died unexpectedly last Thursday, 25 July, at the age of 56. A successful businessman in the world of media and marketing, he decided in 2001 to dedicate a serious amount of time and money to a cause which until then had been no more than a fascinating hobby. Having acquired a small vineyard in 2001 he instantly caught the wine bug, and in 2002 purchased the Weingut Geheimer Rat Dr von Bassermann-Jordan of Deidesheim, one of the most prestigious estates in the Pfalz region. The running of the company was put in the hands of a new manager, and after a complete overhaul,...

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