Worn Out Wednesday – Roman Roth

Roman Roth

Today we speak to German winemaker Roman Roth.

I was born in Rottweil, Germany. My father was a cooper, winemaker and distiller; he and my mother started a wine merchant business. I grew up in a wonderful family and was fortunate to learn at an early age about fine wine and good food.   I started my career in winemaking as an apprentice, got a master’s degree and gained further experience working in California and Australia. In 1992, I followed the call from Christian Wölffer to become the winemaker at Wölffer Estate Vineyard. My stylish wife, Dushy, and I relocated to the Hamptons and 20 years later I became a partner in the business with co-owners, siblings Marc and Joey Wölffer. Together, we are looking forward to making many great wines.

As for his personal style:

Jeans: Gap 

Shirts: Lacoste polos for work, H&M for casual wear, Bavarian Trachten shirts for formal occasions

Pants: H&M, Gap or J.Crew chinos, lederhosen!

Suits: I rarely need one, but when I do: Ermenegildo Zegna  

Shoes: Haferl 

Hats: Aussie Oilskin, straw hat from 1995 US Open at Shinnecock Hills, Bavarian Trachten hat with Gamsbart, Panama hat by Metier

Outerwear: Bavarian Loden jacket and trench for formal wear, Barbour for casual

Favorite Cologne: I rarely wear cologne so as not to interfere with wine-tasting. But my wife likes Terre d’Hermes…and therefore, so do I!

Your favorite App: Dark Sky weather app

Favorite piece of technology: Forklift, ski lift, the “recline” button in Business Class

Next tech purchase: Screwcap application machine (for the bottling line); an old Mercedes

Photo courtesy of Conor Harrigan.