The wine estate Espenhof in Flonheim, near Frankfurt/Main, is a family-led enterprise with origins in the 17th century when an ancestor of today’s owners settled in Flonheim. Today, Heike and Wilfried Espenschied lead a dedicated team of vintners, chefs and gastronomy specialists – among them their children Lena Marie and Nico. Nico Espenschied decided to become a vintner shortly after finishing school – the decision came as a joyful surprise for his parents who had always guessed that Nico would search an academic career. Instead he learned wine making from the bottom up. Visiting Burgundy, California and the Burgenland, Nico developed something as important as knowledge: a gut for good wine and taste,which is crucial in his daily

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