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The winery is located in the municipality of Laumersheim in the German wine-growing region of Pfalz. It was founded in 1874 by the Knipser family from South Tyrol. In addition to viticulture, fruit and arable farming were also practised and the wines were sold in barrels. As one of the first wineries in the region, bottling and direct marketing began as early as 1948. At the beginning of the 1970s, the estate switched completely to viticulture. Volker and Werner Knipser began with barrique ageing in the mid-1980s and are now regarded as absolute specialists. Werner Knipser's son Stephan has been co-owner since 2005. Since the 2003 vintage, all wines have been vinified in the new state-of-the-art winery building on the outskirts of Laumersheim. In 2014, "Knipser's Halbstück", a restaurant with wine sales, was opened in Bissersheim. The vineyards cover 90 hectares of vines in the single vineyard sites Kapellenberg, Kirschgarten and Steinbuckel (Laumersheim), Mandelpfad (Dirmstein), as well as Burgweg, Im großen Garten and Osterberg (Großkarlbach).

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