Gerd Stepp returned to his parents’ family farm where he grew up in the Pfalz after two decades abroad, making wines in Tuscany, New Zealand and South Africa, to name but a few.Gerd has the stereotypically German dogged attention to detail, precision and discipline. At the same time, he is open to new ideas, flexible in approach and is quietly determined to make the best wines.Gerd’s family vineyards are located in the villages of Bad Dürkheim and Wachenheim. The Stepp fruit predominantly originates from these sites in the Pfalz. One being limestone based and the other sandstone based - both ideal for quality wine production. He complements these by sourcing grapes from selected parcels further afield. The vineyards are steep terraced and are 100% hand-picked.A serious runner, when he’s not in a winery or tasting, he’s probably training for a marathon.