Winegrowing since 1648
The Kesselring Winery is located in the beautiful, small wine village of Ellerstadt in the Palatinate. In the year 1648 the story begins.
The Kesselring family has been involved with grapes, vineyards and vines for a very long time indeed. The surprising thing about the story - the Kesselrings never used the grapes for their own wine production. But then came Lukas..
The winegrower Lukas Kesselring
Ever since his childhood,Lukas Kesselring had the dream of finally vinifying his own wines in his own vineyard. After various internships abroad and a completed viticulture degree in Geisenheim later, it is finally time - Lukas Kesselring presses his first own wine in the family winery. Since 2012, he has not only been the winemaker, but also the owner of the Kesselring winery.
"I see the tradition of our winery and winemaking not only as a duty but also as an attitude towards life that needs to be embodied. For me, winemaking is the combination of profession and hobby." (Lukas Kesselring)
Apart from the fact that Lukas Kesselring now vinifies his wonderful wines with the grapes he has grown himself, he also switched to organic cultivation of the vines in 2009. It is a sign of respect for nature to do without synthetic plant protection products.
Also a qualified soil preparation, the dedicated and environmentally conscious work in the vineyard and modern machine technology are for the winery Kesselring a garnet for the highest grape quality.
The Lukas Kesselring vineyard cultivates a total of 25 hectares of vines. The vineyards are located on the Mittelhaardt in the immediate vicinity of the German Wine Route. In addition to the sunny, mild climate, the vines can thrive on sandy loam and pebble soils. Kesselring cultivates the following grape varieties, among others:
White grape varieties
- Pinot Blanc
- Pinot Gris
Red grape varieties
- St Laurent
- Pinot Noir
- Pinot noir precoce