The Ziereisen family is a traditional, extended one. The four generations meet
every day over lunch. Our matron, great-grandma Martha, is born 1909. She's
been joined by Grandma Verena, Granddad Hansjörg, winegrower Hanspeter and
his wife Edeltraut, their children Johann Friedrich and Ida Paulina as well as
HP's sister Susanne, her husband Jörg, and their daughters Magdalena, Johanna and Helen. The employees and friends who visit all enjoy lunch at the huge wooden
table. On weekends HP's other sister Katrin joins the assembled.|
member has a designated field of responsibility:
- farm shop
Hanspeter is responsible for the vines and wines. This requires a total commitment
during the harvest period, a full and complete level of concentration. The entire
workload of a single year lies in the hands of the winegrower during this time.
He shares this dedication, this energy, with the world's finest winegrowers.
the vineyard and in the labeling Hanspeter is supported by his brother-in-law
Jörg Enderlin. 'Jüggi', from neighboring Egringen, is a carpenter and
talented man in a variety of situations. He assists Hanspeter working with crop
protection and cultivation. He oversees much of the cellar work and helps in growing
asparagus and other vegetables on the Ziereisen farm. As with any good father Jüggi helps with the babysitting!
Bick supports the team in basic cellar operations and particularly in bottling.
He's a part-time cellarmaster while maintaining his career as a journalist. In
2003 he began his winegrowing apprenticeship in the Ahr valley with quality leader
Werner Näkel. After the conclusion of his apprenticeship he worked with Reinhard
Löwenstein on the Mosel before relocating in 2006 to Markgräflerland
where he's now made his life.
The dynamic woman behind the scenes is Edeltraut
Ziereisen, Hanspeters wife. 'Edel' oversees the farm shop, the sale of wine, the
office, the administration of four guest rooms, along with the task of educating
her children Ida and Johann. She does all of this with great calmness, humor,
character, and presence of mind. The former teacher is also Hanspeter's confidant
for the running of the winery.
Katrin, Hanspeter's sister, utilizes her
excellent organizational skills to help guide the family businesses. An office
worker in nearby Basel, she helps on weekends by running the farm shop and picking
asparagus. She's responsible for keeping the contact records for the winery's
suppliers and clients while assisting in organizing international contacts.
In the farm shop seasonal
products--asparagus, potatoes, beetroot, rhubarb, plums, apples, grapes--are available
to the public along with Ziereisen wine and Rieslings from Beurer, Molitor, and
Van Volxem. On most Fridays, Verena is baking bread in a stone oven along with
scharrewaie, a local pita bread.
The farm shop is open 08:30-12.30 and 14.00-18.00
(Saturday until 16.00, closed Wednesday and Sunday except in 'asparagus season'
when the family shop is open 7 days)
Hanspeter's mum Verena is helping everywhere where needed. Her
hand-made bread is renowned throughout the region with fans who travel hours by
car to buy the bread. Her hobby of patchworking may be admired in the yard and
in the rented holiday flat.
the year, but especially in summer, the courtyard table is the Ziereisen communal
gathering place. The century-old Martha, still fit, holds court speaking with
anyone who drops by in her Alemanisch dialect rather than the more common Hoch
Deutsch. Edel's and Hanspeter's children, Johann and Ida, are an endless source
of amusement with their curious behavior. Little Magdalena often enjoys fooling
about with the guests.
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