Rheinhessen, located west or south of the Rhein river, is the largest of the 13 German wine regions (Anbaugebiete) and produces mostly white wine from a variety of grape varieties, including Müller-Thurgau, Riesling and Silvaner. The red grape variety Dornfelder has become quite popular and in now the third most widely planted in the region. Unlike the Mosel, with its steep terrain, Rheinhessen is a hilly countryside largely devoted to vineyards and is often called the "land of a thousand hills."
In addition to the popular Liebfraumilch , a wine with nearly a century of history behind it, we also have wines from the Grosslage Nierstein and an exciting new red wine produced from the aforementioned Dornfelder, to suit the quickly growing sweet red wine market.
The Mosel region, named after the eponymous river that flows through it, is one of 13 German wine regions (Weinbaugebiete). The name was shortened from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer in 2007 to make it more consumer-friendly. As the earlier name indicated, the region covers the valleys of the rivers Mosel, Saar, and Ruwer and is known for the steep sloping vineyards rising from the river. As with Germany’s other wine producing regions, the vineyards of the Mosel are comprised of single-vineyard designated plots – Einzellagen – and larger demarcations called Grosslagen.
Based on international acclaim, the Mosel is the most popular of Germany’s wine regions. Although other grape varieties, such as Elbling and Müller-Thurgau contribute to the success of the region, Riesling is the far and away the most important grape grown here.
Although relatively small, the Rheingau, with only three percent of the total German vineyard area, has been one of the leading regions in terms of innovations in wine making and is home to many wine producers of international reputation. The region remains true to its roots, with about 80% of the area under vine planted to Riesling and a large part of the balance covered by Spätburgunder, a.k.a. Pinot Noir.
The Rheingau springs up where the Main river empties into the Rhein at Hochheim. The lion’s share of the region is situated on the south-facing slopes of river’s right bank, where the Rhein flows in a westerly direction past the historic villages of Eltville, Erbach and Hattenheim to Johannisberg and Rüdesheim. The river then turns northward past the villages Assmannshausen and Lorch, where the region gives way to the Taunus mountain range. The region benefits vastly from the microclimate created by the tempering effects of the river and protection by the mountains, which provide excellent wine-growing conditions.
A popular selection of varietal wines – in cobalt blue Bordeaux bottles and Stelvin (BVS) twist-top enclosure – designed to appeal to a younger demographic with bright and vivid coloring and graphics.
Specially selected wines, grown, produced and estate-bottled under contract for us, by growers in the regions from which the wines originate. We currently offer a half-dry Riesling and Gewürztraminer and two classic German dessert wines: Beerenauslese and Eiswein (ice wine).
In addition to our main brands, we also offer a selection of “house” brands, which include the following Leinen selections. This is just a sampling of what we can offer. Depending on interests, an expanded offering, including "own label designs" can be made available. Please contact us to discuss.
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