We are an importer specialising in minimal intervention wines from Austria and its neighbouring countries. We work with a new generation of producers dedicated to making terroir-driven wines from indigenous varieties. Our winemakers work organically and biodynamically, preferring to spend their time in the vineyards rather than the cellar. Above all, we look for wines that are honest, distinctive and delicious.

Some of our trade clients include 67 Pall Mall, Brawn, Carters of Moseley, Corbin & King, Corinthia Hotel, The Fat Duck, The Fife Arms, Hawksmoor, Timberyard Edinburgh, Lyle’s, Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Marcus Wareing Group, Ottolenghi Group, P.Franco, Sager + Wilde, Vagabond Wines.


Roterfaden was founded a few years ago by Greek-born Olympia Samara and German Hannes Hoffmann. The couple biodynamically cultivate 2 hectares of vines in and around the small village of Rosswag, 30km away from Stuttgart. Their parcels grow on steep stone terraces made up of shell limestone soils. Olympia and Hannes firmly believe in a minimal interventionist approach; everything is done by hand both in the vineyards and in the cellar. Their main focus is the Lemberger (Blaufränkisch) grape - a native variety to the Württemberg region, but they also vinify small amounts of old-vine Pinot Noir and Riesling. Olympia and Hannes are committed to making wines that are varietally expressive and reflective of their local terroir. The wines are spontaneously fermented, aged in 300-600 litre old barrels, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, with just a touch of added sulphur.