It is run by a brother and sister: Matthias Schuh is in charge of the growing while Katharina Pollmer concerns herself with the marketing. Their operation is a prime example of the entrepreneurial excellence of Saxony’s up-and-coming wine region.
Now in their early thirties, Matthias and Katharina are pushing the boundaries of the trade. Their iconoclastic approach is still the exception rather than the rule in this easternmost growing region of Germany. Instead of cultivating the Golden Riesling grape, which is so typical of the area, they are experimenting with cuvées and modern marketing.
“Our philosophy is wines that reflect their origins,” says Pollmer, who started out as a sommelier. “They must be allowed to mature properly.” She fully approves of the way that Saxony is transforming itself into a wine region that is prepared to learn from others: “The younger generation of local growers are up there with the best. Things in Elbland are moving in the right direction. We have the perfect ingredients – nature, culture and tradition. We just need to use them.”