The seventeen-hectare Leiner winery is located on barren limestone and loam soil at the foot of the Kleine Kalmit nature reserve, a high elevation in the hill country in front of the Haardt range in the Southern Palatinate. Jürgen Leiner converted the originally mixed farm to a pure winemaking operation in 1974 and gave the winery its name. Sven Leiner joined the operation in 2002, and it has been certified organic since 2005. Due to his prudent, exemplary, and forward-looking management of the estate, it was Demeter-certified in 2011 without a conversion phase.
Ten years later, Sven has joined respekt-BIODYN out of conviction. The Kleine Klamit, the Leiners' local mountain, is an element of significance and of their own identity, as well as a central hub for the family.
„It feels really good to work together on, and with, biodynamics.“
Sven Leiner is a respekt member because he feels a strong resonance with the group and its wines.
Leiner Winery, Ilbesheim/Rheinland-Pfalz
The Palatinate wine-making region