Wine from the Kaiserstuhl - Ina Wihler
After a long hunt, we've finally added a producer from Baden, Germany's southernmost and warmest wine region, to our portfolio. Ina Luisa Wihler is a young winemaker from Ihringen, a town overlooked by the dramatic slopes of the volcanic-origin Kaiserstuhl range. Here, in the hills just beside the Schwarzwald, she works in harmony with nature to produce spectacular low-intervention wines. She farms her 2.5 hectares of vines organically, employing biodynamic practices, focusing resolutely on quality-driven, holistic viticulture and expressing the Kaiserstuhl terroir.
Ever since the early death of her winemaking grandfather, the women of the family have taken care of the vineyards. After graduating from high school, when her grandmother fell ill, Ina took over the vines and started studying International Wine Industry at Geisenheim University. From the beginning, she had one goal in mind: honouring the family winemaking tradition, but putting her own, decidedly natural twist on it. It results in unique, joyful and dangerously drinkable wines, chock-full of authenticity, energy and depth - which we're very proud of to bring to Amsterdam.