Founded in 1849, von Winning is one of Germany’s oldest and most prestigious wineries. Situated in Deidesheim, its vineyards stretch from Neustadt to Forst in the famed Pfalz winelands, nestled between the Rhine river to the east and the low-lying Haardt mountain range to the west.
Surrounded by all this natural beauty, it comes as no surprise that the winery honours the environment wherever possible. Using sustainable, organic farming practices and interfering as little as possible with nature’s rhythm, von Winning is able to produce some of the most internationally acclaimed dry wines in Germany. But von Winning’s deep-seated respect for nature extends beyond just its viticulture; it spans to the philosophy used at its onsite restaurant, Leopold, too.
Taking its name from the winery’s founder, the atmospheric Leopold restaurant pays tribute to its heritage by presenting an extraordinary dining experience inspired by the best of nature’s bounty. Offering cuisine rooted in freshness and high-quality products, every dish — from the sauces to the sausages and the carefully aged meat — is lovingly handmade by Head Chef Christian Meier and his team. Here, guests can look forward to sampling the finest seasonal and regional delicacies, perfectly paired with von Winning’s standout wines. Take a look at their food and wine menus to get a peek at what you can expect when visiting.
What’s more, after their lunch or before their dinner, guests can also experience the winery’s history and tradition in action first-hand with a guided cellar tour, wine hike or walk through the vineyards. And with summer turning the lush vines a gorgeous deep green, it’s the idyllic place to spend some time soaking up Deidesheim’s natural beauty while learning all about von Winning, its unique terroir and the methods behind producing its highly praised wines. Take a look at all the activities on offer here.
For more information and to book online, visit von Winning’s website.