Armin Störrlein und Martin Krenig
40% Silvaner, 20% Burgunder, 10% Riesling sowie Müller-Thurgau, Sauvignon Blanc, Scheurebe & Bacchus
VDP: What is so special about your winery?
Martin Krenig: What’s special is probably that we’re not special at all; we’re simply passionate vintners that yearn to get the best out of our vineyards each year. We invest a lot of love and passion into the wines that we pass on to our customers.
VDP: What is your winery philosophy?
Martin Krenig: The beauty of a wine is grown and not made!
VDP: To which wine style do you aspire?
Martin Krenig: Dry, distinctive wines.
VDP: Do you have a favourite grape variety?
Martin Krenig: In addition to Silvaner, the Pinot varieties suit us well.
VDP: Which of your wines would you recommend to someone who doesn't yet know your winery – as an introduction, so to speak?
Martin Krenig: Our Silvaner from Muschelkalk (shell limestone) – a finely elegant, yet cheeky Silvaner with the perceptible chalky minerality that is so typical for our region.
VDP: Of which wine are you particularly proud?
Martin Krenig: Of our GGs. Year for year, they demonstrate just what is possible to achieve in harmony with nature – simply marvellous!
VDP: Why did you become a vintner?
Martin Krenig: Counter-question: who, other than a vintner, has the opportunity to accompany his product from its origin to the finished product?
VDP: What are your next goals?
Martin Krenig: To pass on responsible stewardship of nature and the cultural asset of wine.
VDP: How do you combine tradition and innovation?
Martin Krenig: Perhaps it is innovative that we adhere to the tradition of allowing our wines the time they need to evolve naturally, and that craftsmanship has always been more important to us than technology.
VDP: Why should people visit your winery?
Martin Krenig: To take a walk to our Terroir F Point: from there you have a great view of the Main Valley as far as Würzburg. Or simply stroll through the winding Old Town. You can sample four Silvaners at our winery, one from each vineyard. Comparing them all is really exciting!
VDP: If your wine were music, what would it be?
Martin Krenig: We actually have a wine series for which a musician friend of ours has written a piece of music for each wine. The music style goes in the direction of Irish folk, but we actually also have things that really rock in our cellar! :)