The VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter), which is Germany’s association of elite wine producers and a guarantee of quality, have created new classifications for Germany’s sparkling wines (Sekt). There are two standards of sekt - VDP.SEKT and VDP.SEKT.PRESTIGE.
The WineBarn is delighted to introduce new wine producer Kochan & Platz and welcome back St. Urbans-Hof to their diverse portfolio. Both wineries are amongst the best Riesling producers in the Mosel region of Germany.
The WineBarn team are proud to have won the 'Best Specialist Retailer for Germany' award at the Decanter Retailer Awards 2020. The Decanter Retailer Awards aim to offer “wine drinkers in the UK an indispensable guide to the best wine shops, online retail, wine support services and wine lists on the high street”.
The Mosel region's very first Trockenbeerenauslese has now changed hands for a five-figure sum. Bottled in 1921, this exceptional dessert wine is made from a dry berry selection. Iris Ellmann, Managing Director of The WineBarn, recently acquired the historical wine from Thanisch winery.
Our MD Iris Ellmann recently embarked on the first part of her annual wine tour of Germany where she visited some of the wonderful winemakers that contribute to our portfolio. She shares her experience of the warm hospitality, stunning vineyards and exceptional food & wine.