8th Generation is a true "family winery".

1691

Hans Jacob Frank

First wine inspector to officiate.

1719

Gottlieb Frank

Wine from his region are also sold to the duke of Marlborough and Queen Anna.

1st

1751

Jacob Leonhardt Frank

He and other winegrowers still having trouble with the European grape berry moth (Eupoecilia ambiguella).

1757

Christian Schales

He started on three acres of vineyard.
2nd

1779

Jacob Gottlieb Frank

New regional winelaw in authority: Wine must be aged for at least one year before it can be sold.

1785

Konrad Schales

Conscript soldier under Napoleon, he remained true to his own growth.
3rd

1818

Daniel Gottlieb Frank

Received free rootstocks of the noble varieties from the regional empire to encourage quality. Pinot Meunier was the top selling sparkling variety.

1821

Philipp Schales I

Wine became his sole living.
4th

1862

Gottlieb Daniel Frank

This year Justinus Kerner passed away. He was a doctor and lyric. It is supposed he consumed 20,000L wine in his lifetime.

1855

Philipp Schales II

He introduced the popular Muscat vine to complement Riesling and Silvaner.
5th

1886

Heinrich Gottlieb Frank

He focused on quality his brother was a head sommelier in Paris & London.

1881

Philipp Schales III

He and his generation of wine growers were plagued by the phylloxera vitifoliae (vine fretter).
6th

1914

Adolf Heinrich Frank

Delivered his wine in barrels with his harnessed horse team to Stuttgart

1910

Heinrich Schales I

Studied Viticulture / Oenologie in Oppenheim. He exported wine in barrels to England on a barge down the Rhine River.
7th

1948

Karl Fritz Frank

President of the Grapegrower Co-Op Winery in his hometown (133 000 cases).

1939

Heinrich Schales II

Was at the University in Weinsberg, expanded besides his two younger brothers the family estate winery to 53 000 case production.
8th

1974

Stefanie Schales

Immigrated in 2003 to the Okanagan Valley and founded 8th Generation Vineyard in 2007.

1972

Bernd Heinrich Schales

Immigrated in 2003 to the Okanagan Valley and founded 8th Generation Vineyard in 2007.