The history of the winery Leitz dates back to 1744. During World War 2, the estate was completely destroyed and painstakingly rebuilt by Josef Leitz, the grandfather of the current owner.
Winery Josef Leitz - started small and gained international fame
His son, father of the current owner Johannes Leitz, was only able to run the family business for a short time due to his untimely death. However, Johannes' mother decided to keep the business as a sideline, so Johannes Leitz was able to take it over in 1985 after completing his training as a master winemaker. He increased the initial 3 hectares of the winery to about 40 hectares today and helped the winery achieve national as well as international fame. As a result, the reds and whites are popular not only throughout Germany, but also in the United States, Norway, England and Sweden.
Vineyards with different soil characteristics at Josef Leitz
The Leitz winery owns parcels of land in a wide variety of locations, for example on the
- Rüdesheim Mountain Schloßberg
- at the Rüdesberger Drachenstein
- at the Rüdesheimer Magdalenkreuz
- at the Rüdesheimer Bischofsberg
- at the Rüdesheim Rottland Mountain
- and at the Rüdesheimer Kaisersteinfels.
As different as the vineyards are, as varied are the soil characteristics of the respective growing areas. While the soils at Kaisersteinfels and Roseneck are predominantly red slate soils or quartz soils with portions of quartzite and accordingly have only a fairly low mineral content, the gray slate in Rüdesheimer Rottland with its clayey fine soil has plenty of potassium, magnesium, iron and sodium to offer. The loess loam soils of the Bischofsberg and Magdalenenkreuz are also very rich in trace minerals and nutrients. Here, the dust of the ice ages has settled and weathered into fertile loess loam. The loose soil forms an excellent water reservoir and allows the vines to grow their roots deep into the soil.
And these are the grape varieties from Weingut Josef Leitz:
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|Company Name:||WEINGUT LEITZ KG|
|City:||65385 Rüdesheim on the Rhine|
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|Year of Incorporation:||1744|
|Company Group:||Weingut Josef Leitz|
|Company Owner:||Johannes Leitz|
|Managing Director:||Johannes Leitz|
|Vineyard Area:||43 ha|
|Cultivated Area:||Rheingau, Rüdesheim,|
|Cultivated Vineyards:||Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland, Rosengarten, Drachenstein, Magdalenenkreuz, Klosterlay, Berg Schlossberg, Berg Roseneck, Bischofsberg, Kirchenpfad, Berg Kaisersteinfels|
|Annual Wine Production in hl:||70 hl/ ha|