“That’s me.“ or “That’s so not me.“ are the two sentences Tina Pfaffmann uses most often.
One thing, however, is consistent with Tina Paffmann: quality! And she is quite aware that quality means to walk that extra mile. But it also means emotion: she puts little notes on the barrels – wishes as to what should become of the wines in them. Or sticks a little heart on the cask when fermentation seems to cease. Lo and behold: her Riesling HERZGLÜCK profited from her heartfelt passion and became one of the best wines in her range.
Crazy? No – passion! As early as at the age of 16 she knew that “as a girl, that is exactly what I want to do,“ and began an apprenticeship as a winegrower. Against some prejudice and with some detours – even as far as Australia – she succeeded and finally took over her parents’ 15-hectare estate. She does not intend expansion; she doesn’t want mass products. Instead, she wants to put her character into her wines.
Brace yourself: with Tina Paffmann you have to be prepared for just about anything…