The winery is located in the town of Deidesheim in the Pfalz wine-growing region. It was founded in 1849 by Friedrich Deinhard from the sparkling wine dynasty of the same name and his wife Auguste Jordan. His son Dr. Andreas Deinhard (1845-1907) took over in 1871 and developed it into one of the most important quality wine estates in Germany. Through his parliamentary activities in the Bavarian Landtag and the Reichstag, he had a major influence on the phylloxera law and the first German wine law. He rendered great service to Palatinate viticulture, among other things as co-founder of the German Winegrowers' Association.
After him, his son-in-law Leopold von Winning (1873-1917) ran the winery under the name "Von Winning'sches Edelweingut". In 1907, the latter dedicated himself to the task of producing great wines to do justice to these special sites. Through meticulous work, he raised the wines of the winery to a new level. He was also a founding member of the VDP (then the Association of German Natural Wine Auctioneers). After his death, it was taken over by the Hoch family, who reintroduced the old name "Dr. Deinhard". Finally, in 2007, the business was acquired by the Neustadt entrepreneur Achim Niederberger and a change was made to the current name. Stephan Attmann is responsible as managing director, Joachim Jaillet as field manager and Kurt Rathgeber as cellar master. The team is committed to the legacy of the visionary Leopold von Winning. The Niederberger family also runs the "LEOPOLD Restaurant".
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