The Strub family has been making wine in Germany's Rheinhessen region since 1710. When Walter Strub assumed proprietorship of the estate in 1985, he became the 11th generation of his family to produce fine Riesling wines of international repute from their vineyards around Nierstein. Born into a winemaking family, Walter Strub spent his childhood in and around the vineyards. After two apprenticeships at other estates in Baden and Rheinhessen, Walter went on to receive his degree in oenology from Germany's famous viticultural institute in Geisenheim. Immediately after graduation in 1976, he returned to the family estate. Walter also spent time at the Simi winery in Napa Valley, California to expand his winemaking experience. Walter and his wife Margit run the winery as a team, involving their young children in the process as well. Sebastian and Johannes are already helping their father in the vineyards, and Juliane especially enjoys it when she is allowed to taste the great wine her daddy makes. These are pleasure-giving wines that are easy to “read” and understand. They taste like Saar or Nahe wines superimposed over the soils of Nierstein. They’re very often reductive and spritzy, complex and long.