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Leininger Walter

The estate is located in the commune of Eibelstadt (Maindreieck area) in the German wine-growing region Franconia, The traditional family business has been producing wine since the 17th century, the family coat of arms even dates from 1594. In 1994 a new economic, barrel and storage cellar was put into operation. The company is now managed by Ernst-Dieter Kilian, and Dirk Engelmann is the administrator. The vineyards cover seven hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Mönchsleite with 60% of the area and Kapellenberg (Eibelstadt). They are made with the white varieties Silvaner (30%), Müller-Thurgau, Bacchus, Scheurebe, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Kerner, Traminer, Rieslaner and Albalonga, as well as with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Regent and Domina as well as the three red ones PIWI varieties (mushroom resistant) Baron, Cabernet Cortis and Prior planted.

The management of the steep slopes or the harvest must be done with great manual labor. An important quality criterion is self-imposed low yields. The white wines are in steel tanks varietal typical if possible Franconian dry but also partly as late vintage and sweet expanded. Depending on the type of wine, the red wines mature in large wooden barrels or in barriques. Premium wines include Eibelstadter Kapellenberg Müller-Thurgau im bocksbeutel, Eibelstadter Teufelstor Riesling, Eibelstadter Kapellenberg Pinot Noir and Eibelstadter Kapellenberg Domina. Older vintages are also offered from the treasury. In addition, bottle-fermented sparkling wines are fermented on the yeast for several years, Secco (Sparkling wines), from the in-house distillery noble brandies (pomace, fruit, sloe, rowan berry, hazelnut, walnut) as well as in weather-appropriate years Eiswein produced. The winery is a member of VDP Franken,

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