Ziereisen and the Baden Landwein revolution

Hanspeter and Edel Ziereisen

Even when I take a break from German wine, I can’t quite leave it alone, and when I recently spent a few days in Alsace, withdrawal symptoms drove me east across the border, marked by the river Rhine, for a quick trip to visit the Ziereisen estate at Efringen-Kirchen in the very south of Baden [about which Tam first wrote, on our old forum back in April 2006, expressing delight at the Syrah made by this asparagus farmer and carpenter turned winemaker – JR]. 

Spending an afternoon chez Ziereisen is always a great educational experience as well as being thoroughly...