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Founded in 1891, the Brand winery has been producing wine in the Pfalz for five generations. Their vineyards are located on limestone-rich soils around the village of Bockenheim, in the northern part of the region, along the border of the Rheinhessen. Daniel and Jonas' father, Jürgen, always farmed their vines responsibly, but when his children took over, they immediately transitioned to organic viticulture, gaining certification in 2017. The Brothers Brand also utilize biodynamic treatments, always experimenting to discover which practices work best in their vines. All of their wines are made with little, if any, added sulfites. They grow Riesling, Weissburgunder, Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner and Chardonnay for white wines, and Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Portugieser, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Mitos for the reds. From these grapes, Daniel and Jonas also make a range of Pet-Nat and zero sulfur-added wines.
Weissburgunder is a staple of many German producers, making wines that are remarkably food-friendly, reflect their terroir and are exceptional values. Brand's 100% Weissburgunder checks all three boxes, but its deliciousness and drinkability put it in a class all by itself. The wine pours an alluring mid-lemon color, emitting beautiful aromas of white flowers, Granny Smith apples and salted citrus. The palate is laced with a crisp, focused acidity that perfectly balances the round mouthfeel, instilling a tension and energy that is captivating. In addition to the green apple and citrus flavors, there is a rocky-mineral inflection that carries through the wine, giving a savory freshness that adds to its allure. Crystalline, clear-cut and snappy, Brand's Weissburgunder is one of the most distinct Pfalz wines you'll have the pleasure of drinking. Enjoy with a roast chicken and caramelized ramps, a plate of assorted shellfish or a bratwurst, Brussels sprouts and sauerkraut pasta.