Julius Ferdinand Kimich, a Family-Owned Winery Producing High-Quality Riesling
Perched among breathtaking almond trees, chestnuts, figs, and kiwis groves, Deidesheim is the home of Julius Ferdinand Kimich Winery. The winery is a traditional family-owned business that is producing high-quality Riesling wines in the Pfalz region. The vineyards of Julius Ferdinand Kimich are located in the winegrowing areas of Deidesheim, Forst, and Ruppertsberg. They are therefore enjoying fertile soils and diverse microclimate for proper ripening of the grapes.
Today, preserving the rich legacy of the family, the ninth generation is handling the management of the Julius Ferdinand Kimich Winery.
The history of Julius Ferdinand Kimich Winery began in 1758 with the wine cooper, Andreas Kimich. The estate was managed by for five generations by the Kimich Family. After that, Joachim Arnold married a daughter of Julius Ferd. Kimich and acquired the business in 1949. Today, preserving the rich legacy of the Kimich family, the ninth generation is handling the winery’s management, under the ownership of Matthias Arnold.
The Winery and 18 Hectares of Vineyards
Producing grapes of top-quality, 18 hectares of the land is covered by the vineyards. Only eco-friendly methods of vine cultivation are practiced at Julius Ferdinand Kimich. The estate’s primary focus is the cultivation of Riesling – the queen of white varieties in the region. Apart from that, the owners grow high-quality Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Müller-Thurgau, Rivaner, and Auxerrois.
Aging in Wooden Oak Barrels
Matthias Armold stores his wines in the bicentennial old wine cellar. He uses stainless steel wines for fermentation, followed by aging and refining in wooden barrels and casks. After a couple of months of maturation, the vintages are bottled in a separate bottling room.