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>My kind of vintners – #1220


Gesine und Markus Roll run the Weedenbornhof, a (her) family winery in Monzenheim.

We stumbled over them a year of so back with Frank and Mrs the Potter at an event they held waaaay out in the middle of their vineyards and then tried their sauvignon blanc one evening last year at Heinrich’s.

Rocked on down to buy pretty much the last of the 2009 vintage (and they waved their magic wand and produced 6 bottles of their topofthelinesoldout sauvignon as well) and got chatting and they mentioned that they’d been to the Luberon on vacation and hadn’t REALLY found a wine that they liked.

Also said that they would have a stand at the Mainz Wine Market in the city park and why didn’t we drop by?

Which we did, with a bottle from Chateau la Canorgue in Bonnieux (where “A Good Year” was filmed and where we’ve been buying wine for the last 10 years) for them to try.

“How come WE didn’t find this” they asked and asked if the folks at the neighbouring stand could try it and then proceeded to press all SORTS of varietals and vintages on us “in fair exchange” as Markus put it.

Just the nicest folks – open, generous, genuinely interested, clued up.

AND they humour old people.

What more could you want?

(And aren’t they a great-looking couple?)

This entry was published on 16 January, 2011 at 12:00. It’s filed under Mainz and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “>My kind of vintners – #1220

  1. >A lovely looking couple.

  2. >What old couple? You?… no way!This couple is adorable and they have wine… they are perfect!Okay, I love this story and would give anything to be there with you guys (including your potter friends)… This is what we do in California and other wine places we visit.Your lucky day, JB!Bises,G

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