Eva Fricke | Rheingau, Germany
Eva Fricke is a young woman who is firmly establishing herself as an ‘up and coming’ winemaker in the Rheingau wine region of Germany. The Fricke holding is made up of 5ha, having recently purchased a parcel in Bodthental-Steinberg. Currently Eva produces one wine per vineyard and wants the terroir of each site to be expressed rather than the different sweetness levels being the main focus as in most German wines.
Growing up in the North of Germany to a family not involved in wine, Eva quickly discovered her love for wine and enrolled at the University of Geisenheim and studied Viticulture and Oenology. She completed placements at several wineries such as Schloss Johannisberg (Rheingau, Germany) Pepper Tree (Hunter Valley, Australia) and Peter Sisseck's prestigious Dominio de Pingus (Ribera del Duero, Spain).
All her vines are grown on very steep slopes and range from 15 - 75 years in age which helps them produce naturally low yields of c. 35hl/ha. With her ecological approach to viticulture, it has allowed Eva to avoid reverting to conventional treatments (previously she practiced sustainable viticulture).