The Riedlin family has tended their vineyards on the foothills of the Black Forest in the town of Laufen in the southern part of Baden, Germany, since 1656. In 2009 Markus Kuntz-Riedlin had the opportunity to take over the vineyards of his parents and thus, to continue the centuries-old family tradition, bringing in, as matter of course, his own ambition and expertise of wine making. The Spätburgunder Estate is certified biodynamic by Demeter since 2018.
The 2010 vintage saw a RIEDLIN wine put into bottles for the first time in generations — a Spätburgunder (Pinot noir) matured in French barrique barrels for 15 months.
Also, since the 2011 vintage a RIEDLIN ROT and RIEDLIN ROSÉ is available. In addition, the inherited distillery right bound to the Riedlin Estate in Laufen was used to make a premier spirit labelled RIEDLIN BRILLANT from the wine yeast.
The label design on the bottle is from a painting by Adolf Riedlin (1892-1969), the famous painter of the Riedlin dynasty.