... to Lingenfelder Estate, a family-operated winery with 13 generations of wine-growing experience in the sunny Pfalz region of Germany. Our wines can be found in fine restaurants and wine stores throughout the world, and although we are best known for our award winning Rieslings, we produce a diverse selection of wines from many different grape varieties. Our red, rosé and white wines are produced in various styles (bone dry to sweet -- light and fruity to full-bodied and oak aged) in an attempt to provide you with the perfect wine for any occasion.
At Lingenfelder Estate we don't see ourselves as winemakers, but as grape growers. As "vine-farmers" our pride any joy are our vineyards, and we believe that wine is - or rather should be - a reflection of its origin in both a cultural and geographic sense. Premium single vineyard estate bottled wines are not made – they evolve. You might even say "they just happen". We take a complete "hands off approach" to winemaking: no fining, no stabilisation, no cultured yeast addition no bacteria addition for malo-lactic fermentation – absolutely nothing.
If you want to learn more about our wines, the history of our winery, or just need directions for your next visit, you have come to the right place. Also, feel free to drop us an e-mail as we love to hear from our many friends around the world!
Rainer Karl Lingenfelder
Oct. 7th 2015
First day of the harvest: Sept. 9th
Last day of the harvest: Oct. 7th
Almost the same dates as 2014.
After a very warm and dry summer
(but still not as hot as 2003)
we picked very nice and ripe fruit.
To our pleasant surprise the acidity was not as low as expected, but spot on.
The Riesling acidity in our Osterberg vineyard was even firm.
Two of our pickers; Daniel & Dariusz are clowning [or should we say Bacchus-ing] around on the last
day of the harvest