Christian Wölffer founded Wölffer Estate in 1987 when he decided to plant a vineyard by his home in the Hamptons, as well as a stable for his horses, his other great passion. The first, and still current, winemaker is Roman Roth. Roman is of German heritage and has been working there since 1991 – together they have been a force to be reckoned with. Roman Roth firmly believes that wines need to be balanced and much lower in alcohol, putting his foot down on the popular styles of Californian Cabernet Sauvignon and Australian Shirazs that get up to 15%. With this motto in mind his wines are concentrated, very textural and balanced perfectly with many of the whites and reds lying around the 12% abv measure. This is without a doubt a legendary estate that is making incredible wines at very decent price points.