Michael Braun

[Winemaker]

Michael Braun
The eldest son, Michael, born in 1973, initially completed a three year winemaking apprenticeship, including one year at the renowned Winemakers’ School and Research Institute in Weinsberg. He then moved to Bad Kreuznach, to be trained as a certified viticulture technician, after which he returned in 1995 to his parents’ winery. Today, the father of two is responsible for oenology – from the processing of the grapes after harvesting, to the development of the wines and bottling.

 »In my cellar, intuition is needed. It’s the only way to produce exceptional wines.” 

Martin Braun

[Sales & Marketing]

Martin Braun
Younger son Martin, born in 1981, studied Wine Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Heilbronn, after having graduated from high school and spending one year civilian service at the Viticulture Research and Teaching Institute in Neustadt. After various internships, including the German Wine Institute in Mainz and “Wines of Germany” in London, Martin quickly got going in the family business in 2008. His responsibilities include marketing the wines in both domestic and international markets, customer care and the representation of the winery at trade fairs and events.

 »I don’t sell drinks – I sell a little joie de vivre. Wellness for the soul, as it were.« 

Fritz Braun

[Viticulture Technician & Senior Executive]

Fritz Braun
After completion of his studies at the School of Oenology at Weinsberg near Heilbronn, and his training as a viticulture technician, today’s boss founded his dynamic family winery in the early 1970s. Under his direction, the employees tend lovingly for the vineyards in Meckenheim and Ellerstadt – a total of almost 40 hectares of fertile land.

 »Go into retirement? Why would I do that? The winery and the family are my life.« 

Brunhilde Braun

[Customer Care & Senior Executive]

Brunhilde Braun
Brunhilde Braun knows about good wine. Back in the 1950s her parents owned a small winery in Ellerstadt. In 1971 she married Fritz Braun and moved to Meckenheim. Today, Brunhilde is a real “Jack of all trades” at the winery, covering everything from office work, to customer service and sales.

 »We have no secretary here. I am responsible for everything – in the business and in the home.« 

Johanna Braun

[Great-Grandma & Heart and Soul of the Household]

Johanna Braun
Fritz Braun’s mother is still an important pillar. Almost every day Johanna Braun can be found at the stove, cooking for the family, who gather around the dinner table at midday, just as they did in the good old days. Traditional Pfalz home cooking is, of course, particularly popular with the family.

 »An army marches on its stomach!«