WEINGUT CARL KOCH
Pharmacist and inventor Friedrich Koch laid the foundation stone for the winery in 1833 with the first vineyard purchases. His son Carl Koch, mayor of Oppenheim, led it to its present size at the end of the 19th century. The estate is in the hand of the seventh generation of the family, since 2009 Paul Berkes is the owner. 80% of the 12 ha of vineyards are located in the highest classified slopes above Oppenheim and Dienheim. Since 2010, the areas are cultivated organically.
Winemaker and general manager Agustin originally comes from Argentina. He has also lived and worked in the USA, Italy and New Zealand. After his studies and some experience in organic viticulture in Mendoza, he worked and further studied in Northern Italy, where he specialised in cool climate winemaking. In Rheingau he worked for Kloster Eberbach´s Domäne Assmanshausen, and cince 2018, Agustin is dedicated to creating world class wines at Carl Koch, adding a range of natural wines, and his achievements are already taking the Weingut to the next level.