This is us, the Scholtes family: Hans-Peter and Edeltrud with our sons Thomas, Christian and Martin.
As master winemaker, I, Hans-Peter Scholtes, am responsible for viticulture and vinification. I am particularly interested in the effects our work has on nature. My greater goal is the promotion of sustainable and ecological viticulture. Ever so often, I find diverse and challenging opportunities to implement new ideas and theories into practice.
My wife Edeltrud – a trained saleswoman and master of home economics – handles our complete office work including acceptance and shipment of your orders. It is her voice that normally greets you on the telephone. Moreover, she organizes wine tastings and event weekends for our customers in our beautiful Moselle landscape.
Our sons support us, according to their abilities, in various areas. Thomas, the eldest, has designed this homepage and is our reliable contact person for all questions in the field of IT. Christian, the second-born, wants to read viticulture at university after his school leaving examinations. Even when he was a child, he was enthusiastic to look over my shoulder during my daily routines and it was then that he discovered his love of wine-making. Our youngest, Martin, is also always on the spot whenever a helping hand is need.
Most of the work in the vineyard can be handled efficiently by using state of the art technology and machinery. Nevertheless, there are times when the high workload demands additional people. Especially during the harvest the manual gathering requires for trained seasonal workers. After a tiring day of work there of course always remains time to savour the produce of the previous years.