The Lingen family can trace its wine growing history back to 1599. Generations 9, 10 and 11 live under one roof where the spa town of Bad Neuenahr and mediaeval Ahrweiler blur into each another. Ninth generation Peter-Josef passed over the reins to his son Hans-Peter in 1987. Hans-Peter and his wife Tanja work four hectares of vines in the steep vineyards above Bad Neuenahr of Kirchturmchen, Schieferlay and Sonnenberg. Four hectares, four children, a holiday house in the vines for rent and some wonderful Ahr Spatburgunder. Pure, silky, autumnal Spatburgunder.