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Reinhartshausen Castle

The estate is located in the municipality of Erbach in the German wine-growing region Rheingau, In the 12th century, the headquarters of the Knights of Erbach stood on the site of today's castle. The subsequent owners were the Knights of Allendorf for over 400 years, who founded winegrowing in 1337. At the end of the 18th century the property was taken over by the Barons Langwerth of Simmern taken over and went to the Counts of Westphalen in 1800. These built Schloss Reinhartshausen in its current form. In 1855, Princess Marianne of Prussia (1810-1883) took over buildings and lands that remained in the family until 1987. After more than two decades with changing owners, the winery is now owned by the family Lergenmüller, which has been rooted in German viticulture for generations and also in the palatinate Operates viticulture. The traditional winery has been managed by the winegrower Stefan Lergenmüller since 2013. Norbert Weiß is responsible as field manager and Martin Vogel as cellar master.

Reinhartshausen Castle with individual location Schlossberg

The vineyards cover 64 hectares. Of these, 40 hectares are in the individual layers Hohenrain. Marcobrunn. Schlossberg in monopoly and Siegelsberg (Erbach), as well Nussbrunnen and Wisselbrunnen (Hattenheim). They are managed by hand. Neither grapes nor barrel wines are purchased. Around 80% are involved Riesling, the rest with Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) planted. Great importance is attached to vinification Herkunftstypizität placed.

The 4.5 kilometer long Rhine island Mariannenaue (a protected designation of origin since the year 2015) is the largest in the 80 hectares Rhine with a viticulture. It is located in front of Reinhartshausen Castle and extends in a westerly direction to the municipality of Hattenheim. The vineyards cover 24 hectares of vines on alluvial gravel and floodplain of the European nature reserve with special climatic conditions favorably influenced by the current. They are planted with Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The winery produces around 350,000 bottles of wine annually.

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