Offthegrid

Travel far away to peaceful architecturally significant European hideouts, vineyards and their passionate proprietors and much more.

Great Wines to Invest In

In uncertain times like these we start asking ourselves: what other investment options do I have to make my money work? With negative interest rates, what are my options? When looking for alternatives to the traditional share purchase on the stock market and real estate, where you are bombed with fees and taxes on any upside, wine is the oasis in the desert.
Here is our expert advice on investing in wine!

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Dellacher Holiday Home: An Architectural Monument Among the Meadows

The Dellacher is a holiday home in Oberwart, Austria. Designed by architect Raimund Abraham, the holiday resort stands in stark contrast to its surroundings.

Dreissigacker: A different kind of Riesling

If you have ever dined at the restaurant of Michelin starred chef Tim Raue in Berlin, you have probably already been introduced to that particularly memorable Dreissigacker taste.

Ca’ del Bosco: Where the Excellent Franciacorta Wine is Born

A chat with Maurizio Zanella, president of the Ca’ del Bosco winery, about life on the vineyard, modern art and Franciacorta, the king of Italian fermented wines.

6 Unique Destinations under the Arctic Sky

Architectural tree hotels, glass igloos and cabins on remote islands are all part of this specially curated list of beautiful Scandinavian design hotels. Breathtaking views of the Northern Lights included.

The First Man to Cross the Antarctic Solo: A Chat with Børge Ousland

Our chat with Børge Ousland, one of the world’s most accomplished polar explorers, about his intense connection to nature, his Manshausen guesthouses and the beauty of living entirely in the present. 

Optimal Maturation and Full Indulgence: Sparkling Wines for Special Moments

We went on a quest for the best sparkling wines. Supported by ex-star chef and winemaker’s son Norbert Schu, who not only has the best-equipped wine cellar in Germany, but also helps us with his experience to gain a completely new understanding of champagne and co. Cin cin.

The Young and Experimental Winemakers of Rings

The brothers Andreas and Steffen of the Rings vineyard create wines that possess the taste and integrity of the organic process as well as the delicate edge of passionate experimentation.

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Schwarze Haus
Das schwarze Haus: Uckermark at its best

Designed by Thomas Kröger Architects, Das Schwarze Haus allows weekend travellers to escape the hustle and bustle of Berlin in a home inspired by the region’s historic barns.

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Gut Üselitz
A Manor Surrounded by Water

With a history dating back to 1553, the former Renaissance Üselitz Manor House offers a space for contemplation like no other.