We are in Iphofen, a cosy little wine town in Franconia. Silvaner can be drunk in every inn here, but not all of them do justice to the historic charm of the place. After his classical training and continuing his education on his own through wineries that inspire him, Andi has turned the business around a bit at the family winery since 2013, with the approval of his father Werner. The wines have become younger and wilder, using old, tried-and-tested traditions such as hand harvesting, vinification in large wooden barrels and, of course, the omission of additives. Herbs and wildflowers are growing in the vineyards again, which one or the other neighbouring winemaker assesses with an incredulous shake of the head at the "sloppy" weeds landscape, but Andi knows how important a balanced biotope and healthy soils are for the wines. This is how the region's unique Keuper soils find their way back into the wine. Andi's calm and leisure for the time-consuming manual work is well balanced with his euphoria to try out new conscious approaches in the cellar. Exciting and delightful Franconian wines that already show a determined character.