Low-intervention for 3 generations
We met Georg in the Berlin wine bar Konträr when he was presenting his first vintage 2020. Georg is charismatic, thoughtful and uncomplicated, we Austrians would say: "he has a good charm!". And it is precisely this charm that the mid-twenties-year-old also conjures up in his natural wines.
Georg Lingenfelder belongs to a winegrowing family that has been farming for 500 years and, by Palatinate standards, pursued an ecologically sustainable winegrowing philosophy very early on - a legacy that Georg is now respectfully developing further in the 14th generation, and in doing so, he is going completely his own way.
On around 13 hectares, only regional grape varieties such as Riesling, Silvaner, Pinot Noir and Morio Muskat (=natural cross between Riesling and Silvaner) are cultivated - grape varieties that have their origin or a longer tradition in the Palatinate. Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay are deliberately not planted in order to preserve the originality of the region. The plots in Georg's vineyards around Freinsheim and Großkarlsbach consist of tertiary limestone and loess and sandy soils with clay intercalations. With plenty of time, natural wines with subtle aromas are created here that always show where they come from.