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Meyer Necklace

The winery is located in the community of Dernau in the German Ahr wine region. Attached is the "Hofgarten" tavern, which has been in family ownership for 200 years. The current owner Werner Näkel studied sports and mathematics. In 1982, he took over his parents' business and at first he only did winegrowing as a sideline. This was expanded from two hectares to the current size. He began to experiment with long maceration times and barrique maturation. From the end of the 1980s onwards, Werner Näkel, known as the "red wine magician", was an innovative winemaker and played a decisive role in the high quality level of the Ahr region. In 1989 the first of many red wine prizes was won. As a Flying Winemaker he made his extensive knowledge available in Portugal, South Africa and Gran Canaria

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