The Johann F. Ohler winery is located in the municipality of Neustadt-Gimmeldingen (Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße area) in the German wine-growing region of Pfalz
. The wine-growing tradition of the family, which has been resident here for a long time, was established as early as 1758 by Johann Michael Ohler. From 1890, his grandson Georg ran a wooden cooperage in addition to winegrowing, which was discontinued in 1962. Bottled wine marketing was introduced as early as 1920. Since 2007, the winery has been run by daughter Sabine Ohler-Jost and her husband Dr Arnim Jost. The vineyards cover 8.3 hectares of vines in the single vineyard sites Eselshaut
(Gimmeldingen) as well as Idig
(Königsbach). They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, as well as with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Saint Laurent.
The vineyards are cultivated according to the philosophy of the house with "respect for the soil". The individual measures are appropriate vine training with the selection of the optimal location for each grape variety, gentle soil cultivation and careful manual foliage care
. This creates the basis for fully ripe and healthy grapes, which are exclusively harvested manually and selectively. Self-imposed low yields are an important quality criterion; the average annual yield
is only 5,500 l/ha. The vinification is carried out without too much intervention as far as possible.
The white wines are fermented with controlled fermentation in stainless steel without additives with the aim of producing wines typical of the grape variety. In the case of the Rieslings, attention is paid to the character of the vineyard and they are also vinified as noble sweet wines. The development of dry red wines has a long tradition in the family; they are fermented on the mash and developed in traditional large wooden barrels as well as in barriques for the top products. The premium wines include 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.