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Johannes was born as the eldest of three brothers in 1983 in Piesport. Raised at the family’s winery he was always in contact with wines and vineyards. At age 16 he decided to follow in his fathers footsteps and began a 2 year apprenticeship at Rheingau (Weingut Künstler) and Nahe (Weingut Diel) wineries. After his graduation as a winemaker assistant he deepened his knowledge at the renowned University for Oenology in Geisenheim and a 5 month practice period in Western-Australia at Frankland Estate. Since 2006 he is supporting the family’s winery in Piesport, taking responsibility as assistant winemaker and export manager.