The Bacchus-Vinothek, Weinhandlung Grimm [Bacchus-Wine Cellar/Grimm Tasting Room] is a place where not only wine is appreciated, but culture as well. Our showroom is a testament to this: at the end of September, a wooden stork was suspended from on high, carrying in its beak a sheet which held a Pinot Blanc from Alsace. Inside the wine cellar, among the wooden shelves filled with red and white wines from different countries, we can see paintings from local Rottweil artists as well as wine barrels decorated with artistic pictures. All of our high-quality wines come from small producers and unknown winegrowers, as well as from giants in the industry such as Château Petrus and Château Lafite-Rothschild. Grimm’s list of offerings includes 700 wines from Bordeaux, 350 from California, and many others from Piedmont and Tuscany, reaching a total of 160,000 bottles.
Michael Grimm’s connection with wine and its production has been instilled in him from birth: since 1933, when his grandparents in Rottweil managed a cooperage - that is, a place where they maintained and repaired wooden barrels for beer and cider. His parents, in turn, managed a wine cellar in town, which they combined with a restaurant. For Michael Grimm, it was obvious that after secondary school his education would be in this field: in the Palatinate region, he took a course in Wine Business Management and then studied Beverage Technology with an emphasis on wine, and subsequently Oenology, obtaining a degree in both fields. Consequently, Grimm is not just extremely comfortable with the business, but he also knows how to produce wine.