Producer Profile

Vater & Sohn

Vater & Sohn started as a joint project between Michael Voelker of 2Naturkinder and his father, where Michael’s natural wine philosophy meets his father’s traditional approach. The wines are equally natural as those of 2Naturkinder except for a rough filtering and small addition of sulfur before bottling; as the years went by, even style-wise they became more free and expressive, as the latest addition – the “straight from the heart” Skin Contact white blend shows. -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.