In the vast and rich winemaking lanscape that is Germany, grouped together in the south-western part of the country lies the Pfalz region. It ranks second in terms of size, with mainly a large industrial type of production. However, a particularly enthusiastic and dynamic young generation has embarked on the path of high-quality winegrowing, such as the brothers Daniel and Jonas Brand in Bockenheim, at the northern end of the "Wine Route".
The Brand estate is located on the northern edge of the Palatinate (Pfalz), on the left bank of the Rhine, and is spread over various locations around Bockenheim, with the benefit of the coolness coming from the Haardt massif, which extends along the Northern Vosges mountains. The fifth generation of winegrowers in the Brand family, Daniel and Jonas took over the estate in its entirety in 2014 and are committed to an approach that combines tradition and innovation. Converted to organic farming and increased to 18 ha, including 12 ha on the beautiful slopes of Mount Sonnenberg with limestone soils, the vineyards are planted with Riesling, Sylvaner, Müller-Thurgau, as well as the three Pinot Noir, Blanc and Gris. The treatments are solely plant-based, and the objective is to increase biodiversity and to keep the vines healthy and vigorous. Fermentation is natural, followed by long maturation on the lees, and the wines are bottled without additives or filtration: natural wines, with moderate alcoholic degrees, fresh, lively and with great sapidity.