Producer Profile

Helmut Dolde

Nestled beneath a picturesque castle, Helmut and Hedwig Dolde cultivate Silvaner, Pinots (Noir and Blanc), Riesling, and a few other varietals with meticulous care in the captivating terroirs of Weiße Jura, volcanic soils around Linsenhofen and Neuffen, and Braune Jura near Metzingen. Despite their small domaine, they craft remarkable ciders from apples and black pears, along with impeccably pure wild fruit distillates. Their wines, reminiscent of the Sound of Music rather than the Swabian Jura, embody the essence of "mountain wines," pristine as alpine streams, continually enticing us back for more with their invigorating freshness.

Where The Wines Come From


Swabia, nestled in the picturesque landscapes of southern Germany, presents an intriguing profile in its natural wines. Embracing organic and biodynamic farming practices, Swabian winemakers craft wines that reflect the purity and authenticity of the region's terroir. With a focus on indigenous grape varieties such as Trollinger, Lemberger, and Riesling, Swabia's natural wines boast a distinctive character and charm. They captivate the senses with enticing aromas of ripe orchard fruits, floral notes, and hints of herbs. On the palate, these wines showcase a vibrant acidity, a delicate balance of fruit flavors, and a subtle earthiness that speaks to the region's rich history and diverse soils. Swabia's natural wines offer a unique and compelling expression of German winemaking tradition, embodying the essence of the land and the dedication of its passionate vintners.