The Palatinate revolution
“Good wine doesn’t make itself. Experience and flair has a lot to do with it. Here at the HAMMEL wine estate we look back on over 300 years of experience and competence in wine growing and cellar management with pride. But our pride and confidence in this tradition doesn’t mean we’re stuck in the past. Quite the contrary: What we really love about the winemaking business is and always will be experimenting, refining and teasing out the “very last quantum” of “vivacity, fruitiness and taste”. And the favourable comments from critics, customers and friends of the estate suggest that we’ve got it right. We want to compose wines for you to enjoy and savour. After all, what counts at the end of the day is that we craft a wine that appeals to you and gives you pleasure.” (Christoph Hammel.) You can taste and sense Christoph Hammel’s philosophy in every one of his wines. He is a true pioneer always on the lookout for new ideas and flavours. And a real revolutionary! His wine estate in the Palatinate has been in family ownership since 1723 and is now run by the eighth generation of the family. It produces wines that are full of character, imbued with the region and the Palatine lifestyle.