Sommelier Society of America's Rüdiger Eiler
Rüdiger Eilers was born in Freiburg, Germany (the home of the Gutedel grape), and grew up in
Bad Godesberg, Germany (Rhine Riesling land). He moved to New York in 1991, and has been
in the wine business since 2001, representing a number of fine wine importers who focus on
Austrian, German, and Italian wines. Rüdi earned a certificate from The Sommelier Society of
America, conducts tastings throughout the boroughs, organizes food & wine pairing dinners, frequents
wine fairs throughout Austria, Germany, and Italy, and has a share in a vineyard in Piedmont,
Italy, where they primarily grow the Barbera grape.