In late 2013 The Winery’s David Motion was involved in a Dragon’s Den type German Wine event and Bischel was one of the clear winners. Their prize? An order from us.
Based in Appenheim, not far from Bingen where the Riffels are based (and where they share some vineyards in the Scharlachberg), the young Runkel brothers, Christian and Matthias, took over the family winery and have been turning heads in Germany. The grapes of the basic trocken come from younger vines on chalky soil in Appenheim and Gau-Algesheim. No expense is spared and everything is done by hand. Wild yeasts and long lees contact give the wine added texture. Although the richness and minerality would seem to contradict the lab stats, the wine is bone dry.
As it turns out, it wasn’t just one order – Bischel are now a fixture on our shelves.