Sóley, Katla Wines
Jasmine Swan of Katla Wines runs a small negociant project in Kroev, Germany and was based at the iconic Mosel winery Staffelter Hof up until her 2021 vintage. Her fruit comes from organically-farmed vineyards located on the steep slopes that face on the Moselle river but also from nearby regions such as Nahe and Rheinhessen.
Despite not owning any land, Jasmine aims to fully manage as many of the plots she works with throughout the year and to harvest everything by hand. In the cellar, she favours the use of a manual wooden press and neutral vessels for fermentations. Grapes are often de-stemmed and work is carried out without the use of any additions nor corrections. “I make wines that I like to drink, but that don’t essentially go along with the traditional style of the area where I am based at. I prefer to make my own traditions, instead of following others.”
Producer Katla Wines
Viticulture & Winemaking
Region Mosel, Germany