The Winery Takes Birth in Rich Terroirs and Family History
Covered by a dense layer of charming landscapes, the Hanewald-Schwerdt winery is located in the rolling hills of Leistadt. The rich terroirs and soils have enormous potential to produce the highest quality vines to deliver luscious wines. Leistadt is a small hamlet that resides on the border of the Rhine valley, a short distance away from the wine-growing region – Pfälzer Wald, surrounded by greenery. Today, two cousins, Thomas Hanewald & Stephan Schwerdt, handle the management of the estate with immense respect and love for family legacy. The estate was found in 1955 by their grandfather. Later, acquired by two brothers, giving a new shape to the winery by introducing innovative technologies, combined with conventional methods of wine production.
Hanewald-Schwerdt winery has Great Respect for Nature
With great respect for nature, the owners focus on growing two primary varieties of grapes – Riesling and Pinot Noir. The vineyards are stretched over an area of about 26 hectares where the staff uses chemical-free methods of grape cultivation. Their top-class Riesling grapes show two distinct worlds as they are grown on ancient limestone reef and colored sandstone soils. This picturesque view of vineyards of the same is a must-watch. The estate is a certified producer of broad range of wine categories, which include luscious red, white, and rose wines, along with rich-quality sparkling and dessert wines.
Utmost Care is Showered Upon the Vines for Perfect Grapes
After proper ripening, the berries are handpicked, and only the juiciest bunches are moved to the cellar for further soft pressing. The owners use stainless steel tanks, fitted with temperature control devices, and store their vintages in wooden oak barrels.