Odinstal is one of Germany’s leading biodynamic estates. The tiny 5.5 hectare parcel is planted on a number of different soil types - basalt, calcareous clay, shell limestone and red sandstone.
This diversity of soils is highly unusual for the Pfalz region, particularly the presence of volcanic basalt which yields exotically perfumed Rieslings.
Andreas Schumann, the chief winemaker, keeps his influence in the cellar to a minimum, using only native yeasts and aging the wines for a prolonged period of time on the lees.
2-5pm, Saturday 25 May