The Johann F. Ohler winery is located in the municipality of Neustadt-Gimmeldingen (area Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstrasse) in the German wine growing region of the Palatinate
. The winegrowing tradition of the family, which has been living here for a long time, was founded by Johann Michael Ohler as early as 1758. His grandson Georg ran a wooden cooperage in addition to the winegrowing from 1890 onwards, which was discontinued in 1962. A bottled wine marketing was already introduced in 1920. Since 2007 the winery has been managed by daughter Sabine Ohler-Jost and her husband Dr. Arnim Jost. The vineyards comprise 8.3 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Eselshaut
(Gimmeldingen) as well as Idig
(Königsbach). They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, and with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Saint Laurent.
According to the philosophy of the house the cultivation is done with "respect for the soil". The individual measures are appropriate vine training with selection of the optimal location for each grape variety, gentle soil cultivation and careful manual leaf care
. This creates the basis for fully ripe and healthy grapes, which are harvested exclusively by hand and selectively. An important quality criterion is self-imposed low yields; the average annual yield
is only 5,500 l/ha. The vinification is carried out without too many interventions if possible.
The white wines are fermented with controlled fermentation in stainless steel without additives with the aim of producing wines . With the Rieslings, attention is paid to the character of the vineyard, and they are also developed to be noble sweet. The development of dry red wines has a long tradition in the family. They are fermented on the mash and matured in traditional large wooden barrels as well as in barriques for the top products. Among the premium wines are the Rieslings "Gimmeldinger Mandelgarten Alte Reben" and "Königsbacher Idig", as well as "Spätburgunder Alte Reben". Some of these are also bottled in magnum bottles
(1.5 l). A bottle-fermented sparkling wine is also produced.