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The winery "St. Urbans-Hof Oekonomierat Nic. Weis" is located in the municipality of Leiwen (Bernkastel area) in the German wine-growing region of Mosel. It was founded in 1947 by Oekonomierat Nicolaus Weis (1905-1971) and named after Saint Urban (Pope Urban I), the patron saint of winegrowers. Nicolaus Weis founded a vine school at the same time. The business was taken over by son Hermann Weis in the 1960s. He went to Canada in the early 1970s and planted Riesling vines there on a large area named St. Urban Vineyard. Later, this became the Vineland Estates winery. Today, the winery is run by Nik(olaus) Weis, the third generation of the family to do so. He learned the winemaking trade in the USA and at Vineland Estates in Canada, among other places, joined his parents' winery in 1997 after studying in Geisenheim and carried out a number of quality improvement measures with his father. Kai Hausen is responsible for the cellar and Hermann Jostock for the vineyards. The claim to vinify wines of the highest quality with an independent profile and Moselle character is clearly defined in a 10-point philosophy. The winery's own term "wine genesis" was created for the complex process of creation.

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