Mosel Valley, Germany
Katla Wines is a micro negoce winery that I founded in 2019 in the Mosel Valley in Germany. I buy organically grown grapes and turn them into wine. I prefer working manually, like using a wooden basket press or also a vougre to destemm some of my grapes. I make wines that I like to drink, but that don’t essentially go along with the traditional style of the area that I am based at. The grapes that I purchase come from Mosel but also nearby regions like Nahe & Rheinhessen. Despite not having my own land, I do try to look after as many of the vineyards I work with as much as possible and harvest everything by hand. In the cellar I work without any additions or neither do I remove anything from the wine. It’s just alcoholic grape juice. I prefer to make my own traditions, instead of following others’.
Some of the grape varieties I like to work with are so called “Piwis” which are fungi resistant hybrids that I believe are the future of organic wine making in the sense of climate change.
Since 2020 I am based in the village of Kroev, where I found home in the beautiful ancient winery called Staffelter Hof, where I get to make my wines along some great likeminded people.