Eva Fricke

Region: Rheingau

Unlike many of Germany’s renowned wineries, Weingut Eva Fricke is a young estate that was founded only in 2006. However, what makes things even more interesting is that its founder Eva Fricke was born to two doctors, not a winemaking family, and in Bremen, a place better known for beer and cars.

Her story begins when one fateful summer, Eva got bit by the wine bug while working at a winery in South Africa when she was 17-years-old. The memorable experience led her to the famous Geisenheim University, studying viticulture and oenology. During her time there, she had practical training in all different corners of the world. Upon graduating in 2001, she then set off to Australia to work at another winery. In 2002, she returned to Germany, taking on the assistant manager role at J.B. Becker in Rheingau before moving to the well-known Leitz estate as the vineyard and operations manager two years later.

At this time, she envisioned establishing her own estate. This dream became a reality in 2006 while still employed at Leitz—when Eva produced her first vintage in the town of Lorch in the northern part of Rheingau. Since then, Eva’s winery grew gradually to 17 hectares (42 acres) that she farms organically, and she also enjoys being the new star on the German wine scene, specializing in Riesling.

Today, Eva continues to anchor her portfolio around different Riesling expressions, while also growing Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc to produce her sparkling wines. Origin and minerality define her wines, which express purity and elegance. As a testament to Eva’s hard work and winemaking philosophy, she has garnered many high scores from famous international critics, including three perfect 100-point scores from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and JamesSuckling.com.

Estate Profile

Owner

Eva Fricke

Wine Makers

Eva Fricke

History

First generation pioneer

Growing Area

17 hectares

Bottle Production

Small production, high quality

Vineyards

Kapellenberg
Klosterberg
Krone
Sandgrub
Seligmacher
Schlossberg

Soils

Kiedrich – Klosterberg & Sandgrub.
Sandy loess and loam partially with quartzite / clay
Lorch (Middle Rhine valley) – Krone & Schlossberg.
Grey slate with chalk in the subsoil
Lorchhausen (last vineyards of Rheingau before Middle Rhine valley begins) – Seligmacher. Grey slate soil with quartzite
Eltville & Hattenheim.
Sandy loess / loam with quartzite, riverbed sediments / pebbles

Varietals

100% Riesling (within The GWC portfolio)

Wines

2019 Rheingau Riesling Dry
2019 Verde Riesling
2019 Kiedrich Riesling QbA Dry
2019 Mélange Riesling Dry
2019 Seligmacher Riesling QbA
2019 Schlossberg Riesling QbA
2019 Krone Riesling QbA Dry

Cellar

100% Stainless Steel Tanks
Combination of selected organic and indigenous yeasts, 6-7 months on lees
Vinification is decided individually by vineyard, vintage, selection and maturation of grapes.

Eco-Friendly

Viticulture and vinification follow 100% ecological and organic standards with vegan certification

Trade Resources

2019 Rheingau Riesling Dry

2019 Verde Riesling

2019 Kiedrich Riesling QbA Dry

2019 Mélange Riesling Dry

2019 Seligmacher Riesling QbA

2019 Schlossberg Riesling QbA

2019 Krone Riesling QbA Dry