Jürgen Hofmann

Gault Millau has described him as a "true jack-of-all-trades." And those familiar with Jürgen Hofmann and his bustling, amiable ways know just how true this is.

A simple look at his complete range of wines, which in 2010 received the coveted third grape, reflects his versatility: In addition to the Rhinehessian estate-level wines that he produces together with his wife Carolin, he's also a diligent contributor to his parents' estate on the Saar. But that's not all. He is active in a wide variety of wine projects that have sprung up as part of different cooperations. His honesty and openness with friends, customers and business partners have proven an effective motor for the almost constant generation of new ideas.