Eva Fricke hails from Bremen in the north of Germany, far away from the country’s wine growing regions. She grew up with parents who were both doctors, wine seemed an unlikely path for Fricke. She decided to take up viticulture after being inspired by her grandmother, and soon found herself working on wine estates in Australia, Spain, Italy, and Germany before she hired a small vineyard of 0.25 hectares. Taking a hands-on, DIY approach, she virtually made her first wine in a garage. Her passion, expertise, and production has grown exponentially since then. Today, she has her own wine-estate in Rheingau with 10 hectares. Though not from Rheingau, Fricke has loved the challenge of the land, and has always “believed in the potential” in the region.