About the estate

Our Philosophy

We believe that great wines are created in the vineyard. Our vineyard practices aim to create perfect intensely flavoured fruit at harvest. We practice gentle winemaking in the cellar, intervene as little as possible and let nature take its course. All wines are wild fermented in stainless steel tanks or german wooden casks. To preserve the maximum complexity and fullness of flavour, we avoid clarifying or stabilizing agents.


The Winemaker

Rainer Karl Lingenfelder has always had the clear vision of producing a natural and sustainable product. He sees himself more as a grapegrower than a winemaker. Therefore the Lingenfelder wines are rather a reflection of the region, the family tradition and the grape variety than of the winemakers mood and preferences. Daily changing trends are non of his business, but to present wines that are timeless in their taste and boundless in their own creation.


Facts & Figures

Estate Size: 15 ha (37 acres)

Vineyard Exposure: 70% gentle south-facing slope, 30% flat

Cellars: 75% stainless steel tanks

25% Barriques ans larger traditional casks – all from palatinate oak

Average Production: 120.000 litres = about 13.000 cases per year