It all began in 1974, when the Frey winery, run by the family, shifted exclusively to the production of sweet wines. In Essingen in the Southern Palatinate, not far from Landau, the brothers Jürgen and Peter Frey have been producing sweet dessert wines of top rank on 12 hectares since then. These include Beerenauslesen, Trockenbeerenauslesen and the aforementioned ice wines.
Their success proves them right. Because already the longer they win many prizes and awards with their noble wines. One could almost think that this is not difficult either, because they are the only winegrowers in Germany – and probably even worldwide – who exclusively produce noble sweet wines.
But that is wrong. Because Jürgen Frey, as charismatic as his wines, likes to go new ways. “It’s allowed what tastes good”, is his motto.
For example, he has made a delicious ice wine from Chardonnay, a grape variety that is not necessarily considered for ice wine at first glance. According to his passion to create special moments of taste – good enough to offer his customers the well-known quality.