In 1985, Karl Heinz Johner and his wife Irene founded a little Weingut in their home village Bischoffingen in the Kaiserstuhl, right on the French border.
His focus was set on the Burgundy-wines full of structure and pure elegance. Despite having to overcome problems relating to winemaking in the Kaiserstuhl and German wine laws, the young Weingut soon established itself as a pioneer of a new breed of German wine, recognised as being of an international class. Today Johner is considered to be one of the best estates in the country and gains wide critical acclaim.
Their Pinot Noir Kaiserstuhl is the perfect introduction to German red. It’s blended from the fruitier, lighter barrels grown on Loess soil (rich but fine), with a soft tannin texture.