Eva Fricke

Eva Fricke was born in a small village in Lower Saxony as a daughter of two doctors. Her passion for wine was born during a practical training on a vineyard in South Africa. Therefore, Eva studied viticulture and oenology in Geisenheim. During her studies, she worked at several vineyards around the globe. Amongst others at Château Cissac in Hâut-Médoc, at Schloss Johannisberg in the Rheingau, at Castello di Verduno in Piemont, at Dominio de Pingus in Ribera del Duero in Spain and at Pepper Tree in Hunter Valley in Australia.

After her successful studies, Eva worked at Tatachilla, McLaren in southern Australia. In 2002, she returned to the Rheingau where she worked as assistant manager for J.B. Becker. In 2004  she changed jobs and started to work for Johannes Leitz, where she was the vineyard manager and the operations manager until September 2011 when she left her job at Leitz to concentrate fully on her own estate “Eva Fricke” in Kiedrich and Lorch. 2004 was also the year, where Eva decided to build up her own vineyard.

To successfully fulfil this goal, she started extra-occupational management studies at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and finished those in June 2007 as General Manager. In 2006, Eva produced her first own vintage. In May 2008, Eva moved to the Koetherhof in Kiedrich, where the cellar of her vineyard Eva Fricke is located today.

Eva Fricke grows only Riesling on the steep slopes of Lorch in the Rheingau. Some of the vines are more than 45 years old. The wines show the minerality of the slate and quartzite soils of Lorch.

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