Werner Näkel is one of the front runners in producing Pinot Noirs of the highest quality. The self-taught winemaker and his wife have raised the bar for red wines coming from the region. Their complex and full-bodied wines have been praised by international critics. Their passion has sparked projects in South Africa and Portugal, where the family now produces a range of critically-acclaimed Sauvignon Blancs, Shiraz, Tinta Barrocas, Touriga Nacional, and other varieties. Their Ahr wines can be tasted and bought in their shop in Dernau.