Honest, authentic, and alive - that's how natural wine producer Weingut Freitag / Naked Friday Wines describes their craft.
This small family vineyard in Rheinhessen, Germaný only began to bottle their own wines after son Philipp joined as cellar master in 2013, and in 2020 they made the decision to produce only natural wines. Both reds and whites from a variety of grapes are made, including Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, and Riesling, and we think these wines are absolutely amazing for the price point!
Philipp Freitag is the young winemaker from Rheinhessen running Naked Friday Wines (aka Weingut Freitag). Having inherited the vines from his father, Philipp decided to continue the chemical-free approach, but develop the resulting juice into natural wines, inspired by his neighbours like Marto, Dominik Held and Andi Mann.
The resulting wines are playful, yet full flavoured and interesting. We love his Naked Friday Weiss, which gives off tropical touches and a slight sourness we find very welcoming!
Weingut Freitag or Naked Friday?
We're honestly not sure if the name is Weingut Freitag or Naked Friday, based on the labels but we can say both work for us and we loved the labels too!
As for the wines, Weingut Freitag states “We want to be different, swim against the tide and still uphold tradition. We want to show the flag for our origin!”
Sounds bold, but Weingut Freitag aims for its wines to be suitable for everyone and every occasion - from chill evenings at home after work, to special occasions like a first date.