Weingut Jens Christmann, Pfalz Winemaking in the Fifth Generation
Weingut Jens Christmann Winery is located in the Pfalz winegrowing region, currently run by the family’s fifth generation. In the beginning, the property was used as a mixed agriculture estate with viticulture, cattle, and fruit trees. When Richard Christmann took over the business from his father, he put his focus entirely on winemaking. A wine production and storage area replaced the agriculture barn, and better technology and modern equipment, grape harvesters, and fermentation tanks were bought for the cellar.
Vine Cultivation at the Winery
The region is suitable for vine cultivation because of clay soils and a suitable microclimate with low rainfall that grow perfectly ripe grapes with good acidity.
Weingut Jens Christmann’s main aim is to take care of their vines and produce the best grapes possible for producing high-quality German wines.
There is minimal intervention in all parts of the process so that the wines can keep their natural flavors and aromas. The main grape varieties grown include Riesling, Grauburgunder, Chardonnay, Weißburgunder, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Solaris, Dornfelder, Spätburgunder, and Blauer Portugieser. The best grapes are used to make their exquisite red, white, rosé, and dessert wines.
Fermentation and Aging of the Wines
The cellar of Weingut Jens Christmann holds temperature-controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks that allows the wines to develop in a more controlled way. Their red wines are allowed to age in wooden barrels for one year to attain distinct taste and complexity. The wines of Weingut Jens Christmann are loved widely, displaying the features of their elegant terroir.