One of Germany's leading wineries, Reh Kendermann, has appointed Jurgen Hofmann as the company's director of winemaking with immediate effect. A highly versatile winemaker, Hofmann began at Kendermann in 1997 when he took over its modern style winemaking and was also key to the development of the improved style of Black Tower Rivaner, which was re-launched in 1997, as a cold fermented wine.