Langenwalter Winery, Practicing Viticulture Since the 17th Century
Encircled by lush countryside, Langenwalter Winery is situated in the winegrowing region of Palatinate. The history of the Langenwalter Winery viticultural practices dates back to the 17th century. Riesling, as well as red wines, are some of the exceptional wines of the winery.
Many generations of the Langenwalter Family have worked in the vineyards to deliver unique wines made from high-quality grapes.
In the 1960s, Willi Langenwalter started producing bottled wines. Later his son Klaus took over the winery and purchased more land. After that, following the ancestors’ footsteps and respecting the traditional methods of viticulture, Thorsten acquired the winery in 2002. Today, Thorsten’s parents-in-law currently manage the estate, expanding it by an additional 30 hectares. Fred, Thorsten’s brother, runs the wine laboratory operations.
Grape Varieties of the Winery
At Langenwalter, the owners grow an extensive range of grapes, combining conventional and innovative grape-growing methods. Riesling, Spätburgunder, Weißburgunder, Grauburgunder, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, and St. Laurent all have their place in the vineyards. Respecting nature and biodiversity, the owners grow vines without chemicals. Grapes are manually harvested, and the selection of berries helps maintain quality. Langenwalter Winery produces the highest quality red, white, and rosé wines alongside sparkling and dessert wines.
Palatinate Oak Barrels for Storing and Aging
The grapes of Langenwalter are processed in their modern cellar, equipped with stainless steel tanks with temperature control devices for proactive fermentation. Later, for storing, aging, and refining, the fermented grapes move to the barrels and barriques, made from Palatinate oak wood.