Thus, Steinmann became successor of the 12-year-long serving Andreas Ostemer, who was pushed through with a corporate majority in 1997 very much against the will of the vintagers association. The consortiums still have a majority in terms of the voting right in Franconia, which is why the vote results are surprising. However, the mood in the Franconian land has changed.
Only a few years ago, the consortia for vintagers were rather an enemy image, particularly the often unluckily engaged local vintagers association. However, this association managed an ambient turn after a change in the management. Now, both wine parties get along really well. (r.knoll / translator c.siegel)