Markus Schneider, Stellenbosch


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Markus Schneider

The Soft Revolution

Markus Schneider's philosophy is that he doesn't have one. He is passionate about what he does and produces wines that he likes to drink himself on an area of 50 hectares in the meantime. In doing so, it is important to him not to copy other wine styles but to act individually. This young winemaker's recipe for success lies purely and simply in this individuality coupled with quality. Ample evidence of the latter is provided by reduced quantities, manual harvesting, careful and gentle pressing and long maturing periods with no external influences on red wines filled in wooden casks. His white wines remain in contact with the fine yeast until shortly before bottling in order to achieve a complex aroma spectrum. There are many winemakers with the name Schneider in Germany, but only one Markus Schneider!