The history of the winery Leitz goes back to the year 1744. During World War 2, the estate was completely destroyed and painstakingly rebuilt by Josef Leitz, the grandfather of the current owner.
Weingut Josef Leitz - Starting small and gaining 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. Johannes' mother, however, decided to keep the business as a sideline, so that 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 to national as well as international fame. As a result, the red and white wines are not only popular throughout Germany, but also in the USA, 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 Rüdesheimer mountain Rottland
- and at the Rüdesheimer Kaisersteinfels.
As different as the vineyards are, as versatile are the soil characteristics of the respective cultivation areas. While the soils at the Kaisersteinfels and Roseneck are predominantly red slate soils or quartz soils with portions of quartzite and accordingly have only a rather low mineral balance, the grey slate in the Rüdesheimer Rottland with its clayey fine earth has a lot 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:||Winery 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|