... 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
2011 - Earliest Harvest Ever!!
Everything was early in 2011:
budbreak, flowering, verasion
and now the harvest.
We picked our last grapes
on Monday Sept. 26th. They
were Spaetburgunder (Pinot Noir)
from our Burgweg vineyard
with a ripeness level of
110 Oechsle (26 Brix) - this is
what you call serious potential!
Dorota from our picking team is the 2011 harvest princess.