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May Karl

The traditional “Karl May Winery - Liebenauer Hof” is located in the municipality of Osthofen (Wonnegau area) in the German wine-growing region Rheinhessen, The Liebenauer Hof was first mentioned in 1309. He was after the Napoleonic Secularization was acquired in 1815 by the ancestors of the current owner family. Today the sixth generation is run by Karl and Irmgard May who are supported by their children Carolin, Fritz and Peter. In 2010 the 300-year-old half-timbered house was renovated, a new barrel warehouse was put into operation and a vinotheque was completed. The vineyards cover 14 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Geyersberg (Bechtheim), as well as Goldberg and Liebenberg (Osthofen).

They are planted with the white varieties Riesling, Silvaner, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Kerner, Huxelrebe, Scheurebe and Müller-Thurgau, as well as with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir, Portuguese, Dornfelder and Cabernet Sauvignon. The management has been carried out since 2007 according to ecological guidelines with no herbicides and chemical-synthetic agents. The philosophy is to intervene as little as possible in the natural fermentation process with the aim of wines that are typical of the location and variety and have a high aging potential. Depending on the type of wine, they are aged in steel tanks or in barriques. The winery is a member of the winegrowers' association Message in a bottle,

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