Villa Ivy, Horgen
The best Sauvignon Blanc from Horgen
Region : Horgener Längeberg, AOC Zurichsee
Owner : Ruedi Streuli
Total production : approx. 2000 bottles per year
Number of grape varieties : 1 ( Sauvignon Blanc )
Ruedi Streuli is an odd person with an agricultural background. He lives and manages his property on the Horgener Längeberg with a breathtaking view of Lake Zurich and the Alps for people and vines. In 2001, he decided to plant 26 rows of Sauvignon Blanc vines on the Horgener Längeberg. To his surprise , Villa Efeu has become the best white wine from Horgen, with many local wines also having to compete against it.
I met Ruedi Streuli when he walked into my store countless years ago and handed me a bottle of Villa Efeu and asked me to try it. Which I did, together with a few wine friends - and other Sauvignon Blancs for comparison. The result amazed us, because the competition was not insignificant and the Villa Efeu secured the top spot on the podium, taking into account all factors such as quality, typicality, presentation and price.
Since then it has been an integral part of my range and it goes without saying that I have exclusive rights with such a small production quantity: This unique Sauvignon Blanc Villa Ivy is only available at MeinWein.
Anyone in Zurich who takes a detour to the Grain restaurant on Züriberg, the legendary Total Bar in Chreis Cheib or just needs some refreshment after bouldering can treat themselves to a glass of Villa Efeu and have fun there.