Brothers Reinhard and Christian Schmid are passionate about winemaking, and have been involved with it since their early youth. Today they continue to run Weinschmiede, which was founded in 1959, working with unbounded enthusiasm and considerable expertise from their parents’ property in Salgesch.
Reinhard regularly makes the pilgrimage back to Salgesch from his home in Winkel in the Zürcher Unterland to care for his wines and barrels in his role as cellar master. Each new vintage receives all his patience, attention and care, from the grape harvest right through to bottling.
Christian looks after the vineyard, and is busy throughout the year, whether he is pruning the vines or carrying out the harvest. He knows every inch of vine stock on the family-owned estate, and sees the norms of integrated production (IP) as both a challenge and a philosophy.