People: Jan Matthias Klein
Grapes: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Müller Thurgau, Muskateller, Pinot Madeleine, Pinot Noir
Type of Farming: Organic
Production: 80.000 bottles

Jan Matthias Klein is the 7th generation winemaker/owner of Staffelter Hof, the oldest winery in the world—mentions first appear in texts from 862 AD. After exposure to organic farming and natural wines during his winemaking stints in France, New Zealand and Australia, Jan decided to convert the estate’s vineyards to organic viticulture and to make zero-sulphur added wines. While he still makes classic Rieslings under the Staffelter Hof label, he has developed his own project to make wines from his great estate grapes without added sulphites.