“Born into a winemaking family of twelve generations,” says the Reif Estate Winery website, “Klaus W. Reif may have had his future preordained.”
Thirteen generations of one family doing the same thing for a living?
It’s like something in a novel.
Like thirteen generations of butchers, bakers or candle-stick makers.
What is it like? I wondered.
Klaus Reif is president of Canadian winery Reif Estate.
But his childhood home and vineyard are in Neustadt, Germany.
“Growing up in a winemaking family was a fun time, maybe the best time of my life. Since my early childhood I loved working with my father in the vineyard and the winery. Home was a great place. My parents had the incredible ability to integrate us kids into the winery business as a natural extension of our family life.”
In 1978, Klaus visited his uncle Eward in Niagara on…
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