Weingut Leiner

Biodynamic viticulture

10 ha. under vine

It can hardly be denied that Germany is becoming one of the most exciting countries in Europe currently for evolution in wine. Though Sven’s story is not a part of the new wave renaissance. He took over from his father Jürgen in 2000. The winery mainly sold fruit, even though the core vineyards were set on some of the highest parts of the Pfalz and mostly on Limestone.

Apart from three stages at neighbouring producers, including Koehler Ruprecht, Sven had no background in winemaking but due to his father struggling at that time due to health reasons, he came onboard.

This difficult and strange situation also gave Sven the ability to dictate the future of the estate from the start. So Organics began, natural fermentations, evolving into Demeter certified Biodynamics in the last few years. Sulphur usage is small but a style choice, his experiments began 15 years ago and trust us he can easily make wines with no added sulphur, which he does for negoce but the family wines he believes just need a slight touch.

Over the years and at great expense he has chosen each site and terroir for its grape variety, with Riesling and Pinot Noir saved for the finest Limestone, on the Grosses Gewächs site of Kalmut.

In the Cellar, it is a mix of Concrete, Steel and Burgundy barrels with Stockinger ovals.