Margarete Schmalzried has been advicing and supporting her husband ever since they jointly founded the winery.
Since 2011, son Benedikt has been firmly and passionately involved in the business and enriches the winery and its wines through his modern and creative oenological skills. He is responsible for the “Generations” wine line. After 3 years in the Palatinate and Weinsberg, he completed his studies as a viticultural technician in Veitshöchheim, Germany. Benedikt gained his practical experience in wineries in Alsace, France and in Burgenland, Austria.
Since 2013, daughter Helen has joined the familiy winery. She completed her bachelor’s degree in enology at the Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences and gained her practical experience in wineries in Tuscany, Italy and New York, USA.
Maximilian is the youngest son of the Schmalzried successors. He completed his training as a winemaker at the Weinsberg State Winery. Next stop: Berlin, where Max successfully passed his IHK certified sommelier and WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits. He gained practical experience in wineries in Tuscany, Italy and Marlborough, New Zealand. His extensive training has involved him directly in the vineyards as well as in sales.