Friedrich Becker | Pfalz

Friedrich Becker | Pfalz

Thanks to a 1955 accord, the French got water rights to the springs of Schweigen and Friedrich Becker got rights to produce his wines. A deal that literally turned water into wine! We like it. For many years now, Friedrich Becker has been one of the most prestigious producers of Pinot Noir in Germany. Newcomer of the Year in 2006 and for eight of the last nine years the estate produced Germany’s top Pinot Noir as chosen by Gault-Millau. However, compared to the finest wines of Burgundy, Fritz Becker Senior and Junior found their wines too round, perhaps you should build your own opinion. Taste some of Germany's finest!

The estate is located in Schweigen, very far south of the Pfalz on the border of Alsace, The vineyards have been in the family for six generations. During that time, the border has, changed several times and 1945 left them straddling two sovereign nation states. Today, about two-thirds of Becker’s 35 acres (18ha) of vineyards are in Alsace with the remainder, as well as, the winery lying in Pfalz.