The "Weingut & Edelobstbrennerei Stefan Reinhardt" is located in the municipality of Niederkirchen (Mittelhaardt/Deutsche Weinstraße area) in the German Palatinate
wine growing region. In 1987, the business, which was previously run as a cooperative by Leander Reinhardt, was taken over by his son Stefan Reinhardt, who had been trained as a cellar and cooper, and converted to self-marketing or the current business form. Today, the third generation is already working with Lukas Reinhardt. The vineyards cover 17 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Herrgottsacker
and Nonnenstück (Deidesheim), Bischofsgarten (Forst), Klostergarten, Osterbrunnen and Schlossberg (Niederkirchen), Linsenbusch
, Nußbien and Reiterpfad
(Ruppertsberg) as well as Luginsland (Wachenheim).
They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling (the clearly dominant leading variety with 75%), Pinot Blanc, Müller-Thurgau Kerner, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Cabernet Blanc, as well as the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Portugieser, Dornfelder, St. Laurent, Regent, Cabernet Dorsa and Cabernet Mitos. The cultivation is carried out according to near-natural, environmentally friendly criteria. Pest control is carried out by means of pheromone confusing methods
are not used. Appropriate measures, such as thinning out
, reduce the yield, thus improving quality.
The white wine grapes are fed to a whole grape pressing. All wines are fermented chilled, with certain wines a spontaneous fermentation
takes place. The red wine grapes go through the classic maceration
and are matured in barriques. The top quality is the edition line "vinum meum" with Weißer Burgunder Deidesheimer Nonnenstück (aged in barrique), Riesling Ruppertsberger Reiterpfad (spontaneously fermented) and Spätburgunder Ruppertsberger Nußbien (15 months in barrique). In addition, bottle-fermented sparkling wines, Secco (sparkling wines), noble brandies (wine, marc, yeast, fruit), liqueurs (fruit, figs, café, tiramisu) and wine jelly
are also produced. The winery is a member of Bauern- und Winzerverband Rheinland-Pfalz Süd and Generation Riesling.