Producer Profile

Andi Weigand

Andi Weigand was introduced to us by way of our amazing Franken natural winemakers, 2Naturkinder. Andi’s father was the first to make wine in his family. Andi took over the winemaking duties from his dad in 2015, and in 2018 decided to make the conversion to organics and natural winemaking. He says his father, unusually for the area and his generation, was very supportive of his desire to go in this direction. He now works as a team with his father, directing all the winemaking decisions. His vineyards are located on the Iphöfer Kronsberg, a slope that features Keuper soil. He uses an 80 year old basket press and very large wooden barrels. He makes all his wines without the use of fining or filtration, and never adds any sulfur. -Jenny and Francois

Where The Wines Come From


Franken, situated in the northern part of Bavaria, Germany, is gaining recognition for its unique contributions to the world of natural winemaking. This region's hilly landscapes, diverse soils, and continental climate create an ideal environment for cultivating grapes with character and depth. Indigenous varieties such as Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, and Bacchus thrive in Franken's terroir, contributing to the distinctive identity of its natural wines. Winemakers here prioritize sustainable viticulture and minimal intervention, allowing the grapes to express their true essence. The resulting wines often exhibit a vibrant acidity, pronounced minerality, and a complex array of aromas and flavors. With a growing community of passionate vintners committed to quality and authenticity, Franken's natural wines offer a genuine taste of Germany's winemaking heritage and invite enthusiasts to explore its rich tapestry of terroirs and traditions.