Heinfried and Gerold Pfannebecker are terrific wine growers and carefully vinify their fruit in the village of Flomborn. They own less than 10 hectares of vines in the Rheinhessen and my tasting notebook was filled with positive comments when I visited a few years ago. My friends in Frankfurt are now good customers of this winery, venturing to the cellar door as the wines are well-priced and the quality is very good. When I am buying Silvaner, for example, I'm either out of my mind or the wine is pretty impressive. I found a very good sweet Riesling here, too. These fellows are now cultivating Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Gris. They are experimenting with French oak barrels, too. I tasted a remarkable Cabernet from the barrel...dark, deep and impressive."
Paul E. Pennebaker
26 Feb 1998