This month you’ll receive two wines from the hills of Swabia in southwestern Germany. The Pinot Noir comes from Weingut Holger Koch which boasts some of the warmest climates in Germany. Holger and Gabrielle Koch work organically in their vineyards made of volcanic soils. The second wine is a light red made from an unusual grape variety called Trollinger. Young winemaker Andi Knauss uses no sulfur for this bottling.
The focus this month is hearty Austrian reds to drink with winter cuisine. You’ll receive a wine made from a grape called Blaufrankisch made by Roland Velich from Moric Winery. He is fanatical about the Blaufrankisch varietal and his winemaking resembles great Burgundy producer. The second wine is an everyday Austrian blend of classic varieties – Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch and St. Laurent.