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LORCH IM RHEINGAU

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The winery Graf von Kanitz is located in the center of the "Upper Middle Rhine Valley" World Heritage Site in the village of Lorch along the river Rhine, between Loreley and Rüdesheim. 

Lorch lies between Loreley and Rüdesheim and is part of the wine region Rheingau.

The wine-growing town was first documented in writing in 1085 and received its city rights in 1885. It borders on Rhineland-Palatinate in the north and is located in the Middle Rhine wine-growing region. 

The landscape is characterized by the river Rhine, the romantic Wispertal and the Rheingau mountains.

The roots of the winery date back to the 13th century when it was founded by the Lords of Staffel and it later belonged to the family of Freiherr vom Stein. It passed from the important reformer Friedrich Karl Reichsfreiherr von und zum Stein to the Counts of Kanitz as part of the succession in 1926.

THE WINERY ROOTS DATE BACK TO THE 13TH CENTURY

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 To act with foresight and if necessary, intervene carefully. 

Our goal is to live up to this statement in our work with grapes, must and wine. This alone gives us the opportunity to maintain the delicate differences between our vineyards and the varieties.

All our grapes are hand-picked. The grapes for our white wines, like Riesling, are pressed immediately after they arrive at the winery.

We allow the Burgundy and Gewürztraminer to stand up to four hours to develop their varietal characteristics.

VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION

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ORGANIC VITICULTURE

The idea of dealing with nature in an environmentally friendly way was implemented in our winery as early as 1968 through the membership in ANOG, the organic farming association. 

In 1994, we joined the Federal Association of Organic Viticulture ECOVIN. This means the consistent renunciation of chemical-synthetic fertilizers and pesticides as well as the use of herbicides.

The development of healthy, resilient vines, as well as the promotion of biodiversity of plants and animals in the ecosystem of the vineyard is a top priority for us. This is ensured by sowing flowering mixtures of plants as a habitat for useful insects and for a constant humus supply. Pruning, shoot and leaf removal, bunch thinning and shoot positioning ensures optimal ventilation of the vines.

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For many years we have been cultivating our vineyards in accordance with the strict guidelines of the Federal Association of Organic Viticulture (BÖW) and meet the high-quality standards of the Association of German Predicate Wineries (VDP). 

 

The careful maintenance of the vineyards and cautious handling of the wines entrusted to me, along with the goal to achieve a constant high level of customer satisfaction characterize my work in the winery.

 

Visit us at the winery to get to know the vineyards and cellars and taste our excellent wines!

Yours,

Marc Leitis

OUR ASPIRATION

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