The Frey family’s estate is located in the Rheinhessen town of Guntersblum, which is well known for its wine-growing tradition and the annual “Kellerwegfest” or “cellar-festival”. Ulrich Frey’s cellar is in fact the oldest one in town that is still in use, dating back to the 16th century.
The main building of the Frey estate is named “Deutschherrenhof” which means as much as “Court of the German Knights Order”. The name refers to an ancient, catholic order of charitable noblemen.
The vineyards are managed with low yields and high quality in mind. The white Pinots and Rieslings are elegant with fruity and mineral notes and a superb balance. The Sauvignon Blanc is highly acclaimed as well and came in second after New Zealand at the AWC (Austria Wine Challenge). Pinot Noir and other red varietals are crafted on a smaller scale.
Ulrich’s philosophy roots in tradition and builds on modern techniques as well. Old oak barrels as well as steel tanks are used for his white wines. The ambitious vintner represents a new generation striving to push the envelope to constantly improve quality and style with outstanding results. Together with his wife Karen and his parents Gerlinde and Fritz, Ulrich carries on a 200 year old family tradition.
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