History & Geography
The Herzog’s are Winegrowers since the beginning of the 16th Century, their hillside vineyards towering over Switzerland’s Rhine river. Descendant Hans liked to push the boundaries, challenging the way things were done. In the 80s, rebelling against the restricting Swiss wine law, he successfully plants unauthorized varietals such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon to his Pinot Noir, instead of the uninspiring Muller Thurgau. In the end, the government liberalised the planting restriction on grape varieties, but the challenging Swiss climate remained and so did Hans’ dream to find the perfect terroir to make truly outstanding wines, able to stand amongst the world’s best.