Since 1984, the Strasser family has been growing their own wine. When Nadine and Cédric Besson-Strasser took over the estate, we have gradually switched to a biodynamic viticulture.
Rooted in Nature
The desire to produce a real natural product encouraged us in our decision to completely convert the winery to biodynamic viticulture. We were the first winegrowers in the region to successively convert our winery since 2004 and received the Demeter seal of approval in 2013.
Regina and Albert Strasser started working with wines as a hobby from their first Strasser vineyard at Chlosterberg, in Uhwiesen.
The first pressing from our Riegelhaus, where we make and store our wines.
Albert Strasser received his Master of Wine-growing. Thanks to additional vineyard conversion the wine-growing became a full-time occupation.
Our first sparkling wine – Cuvée Regina – and the start of the barrique maturation for the Albi Pinot Noir.
We planted the first plot of Blauer Zweigelt – the first winegrower in Switzerland to do so.
We go online with the unique www.wein.ch url.
The Zurich Cantonal Council elects our Räuschling and Pinot Noir as official Cantonal Council wines.
Our Uhwieser Räuschling is served in the Swiss Pavilion at the World Exposition in Hannover.
Riegelhüsli becomes too small for our wine production. We start looking for a new estate.
We establish a larger winery outside the village in the vineyards above the Rhine Falls.
Summer of the century – The Oechsle degrees skyrocket as the sun shines on our vineyard and Nadine Strasser celebrates her successful graduation in Oenology.
Nadine takes over the pressing of our sun-kissed vintage.
Nadine creates the One Twenty. A flavour combination of chocolate & wine – this is an extraordinary and successful meeting of taste and aroma.
Cédric Besson, with a diploma in Oenology, and Nadine take over some of the vineyard production.
Glass news. The glass stopper (Vinolok) enters the Winzerkeller Strasser. The Gewürztraminer, with its aromatic aroma, is the first wine to be sealed with the new glass stopper.
Albert Strasser, our founder, dies at the age of 58 due to cancer.
Nadine and Cédric Besson-Strasser take over the business but continue to be supported by Regina Strasser. We begin the process for converting to biodynamic viticulture.
Our Riegelhüsli Riesling-Sylvaner as well as the Uhwieser Räuschling will be sold by Elvetino in all Swiss train services. The wines were selected by the industry association in Zurich and Elvetino AG.
Our logo and labels were completely redesigned.
Our first organic certified vintage. (BioSuisse)
We become Demeter certified!
30th anniversary of the Winzerkeller Strasser brand.
René Gabriel visits Winzerkeller Strasser and evaluates the 2015 Chlosterberg as a Pinot sensation. He awards it 19 out of 20 points. We are delighted.
We are the first Swiss winegrowers to be accepted by the International Association of Biodynamic Winegrowers “Biodyvin”.
Also this year, we feature in the Vinum 2018 guide of the 150 best Swiss winegrowers / wineries for Pinot Noir by Thomas Vaterlaus. In the same guide we occupy 3rd place in Bio.
Our vineyard soil will be worked carefully by two Freiberger horses at 2hp .
The Chlosterberg Grand Cru 2015 receives 17.5 points from Swiss Wine Tasting (German-speaking area) and awards the Fumé Barrique Chardonnay & Räuschling 2016 17 points.
Gault & Millau selects Winzerkeller Strasser into the top 125 of German-speaking Swiss winegrowers.
Winzerkeller Strasser becomes Winery Besson-Strasser. Our brand is changed in order to communicate our offer more clearly and differentiate to other Strasser Wineyards in the Region.