Dr. Leimbrock – C. Schmidt has been family-owned for more than 250 years (founded 1750), with a long history of producing award-winning wines. The focus is on dry and semi-dry Rieslings, and in selective occasions – Spätlese and Auslese wines. The current vineyard was founded in 1967 by Friedhelm Leimbrock and Lore Leimbrock (nee Schmidt), following in the footsteps of their forefathers Friedrich Herrmann, Dr. Wilhelm Leimbrock and Conrad Schmidt.
Owner: Ulrike Oeffling (Leimbrock)
Winery Philosophy: Tradition meets Care
The Dr. Leimbrock – C. Schmidt winery has been family-owned for more than 250 years and looks back on a long tradition of producing fine wines. The current vineyard of Dr. Leimbrock – C. Schmidt was founded in 1967 by Friedhelm Leimbrock and Lore Leimbrock nee Schmidt from the companies of their forefathers Friedrich Herrmann, Dr. Wilhelm Leimbrock and Conrad Schmidt.
Winery Production: 7,500 cases / 9L cases
Varietals Produced: Riesling, Weißer Burgunder, Kerner
Winemaker: Dr. Friedhelm Leimbrock
Riesling is cultivated on 22 acres (8.5 hectares) in the best locations in Veldenz, Mülheim, Brauneberg, Bernkastel and Graach. The soils of our vineyards originate from the ‘Devon’ soil and are composed of weathered slate. 60% of the hills of our vineyard are aptly named – their slopes are 30-80% steep! Ideal locations for Riesling where each area possesses an unmistakable character. Whether Mülheimer Sonnenlay, Veldenzer Bitsch, Brauneberger Juffer, Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, or the Bernkasteler Badstube, we have some of the best locations on the Mosel.
The vineyard is led by Mrs. Ulrike Oeffling. The vines are cultivated in a natural way. We follow guidelines for fertilization, planting and soil protection that are the best for the environment. The grapes are carefully pressed, the must is fermented in a naturally cooled cellar and the wine is finished in traditional style. Love of the vines, the soil and the wine as well as the certitude of living in one of the most beautiful wine regions is our passion. It is our belief that we can improve our lifestyle through moderate enjoyment of wine. – Lore Leimbrock nee Schmidt, Ulrike Oeffling nee Leimbrock, Rolf-Bernd Leimbrock and Dr. Friedhelm Leimbrock.
Acreage per vineyard:
Graacher Himmelreich (0,3 ha), Bernkasteler Bratenhöfchen/Badstube (0,4 ha), Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr (0,6 ha), Brauneberger Juffer (0,9 ha), Mülheimer Sonnenlay (2,8 ha), Other (4 ha)