Meet the team
Markus is 38 years old and heads the family business in Ürzig – Mosel since 2004. The Berres family has one of the longest traditions of wine-growing in the region. Markus, representing the 21st generation continues the proud family history. Even during his school years an interest in wine making was growing.
After having finished High school Markus did several internships in the international wine industry. This reinforced his decision to attend Geisenheim University to study viticulture and enology. After 3 ½ years of study, writing his thesis, as well as six months professional practical training in New Zealand, he graduated as an Engineer for viticulture and enology in July 2004.
With his 3 ½ years, the little one keeps mom and daddy on their toes. In the winery Ben is responsible for the inspection of the vehicle fleet and all the water-carrying buckets and hoses. Without getting bored, it´s no problem for him to spend a whole afternoon driving the fork-lift, jumping on the tractor and afterwords climbing the Unimog!
Susanne Strickle is born in 1966 in Lörrach / Baden. She qualified as a wholesale and export clerk and has been living in the scenic Mosel region since 1988. At first curious, she quickly fell in love with the area and developed a deepening interest for wine.
As the newest member in the team, Susanne started in 2013 and is the friendly voice answering the phone. Susanne looks after our retail and trade customers.
Stefan is 49 years young and works at the winery since 1999. He came to viticulture out of the blue, one day whilst on a bike ride with friends he passed by the winery during harvest time, stopped and knocked on the cellar door to ask for a job. From his initial short period of seasonal work, he developed a passion for vineyards and viticulture. Stefan retrained, went back to school and qualified as a vintner. Today he is the vineyard manager and looks after our vines throughout the year. Nowadays he knows every single plant by name. In the winery he is Markus’s right-hand man.
Sammy is our loyal Estate-Watchdog and Stefan’s shadow. He amplifies each ring at the doorbell with his own barking-concert, in addition he is a nonstop tail-wagger and a passionate football player! Teammates are always welcome to join in!