Consortium Wine & Spirits
Up until the early 1990s, Steffen and Andreas Rings’ father cultivated fruit orchards as well as vineyards. The 2001 vintage marked a turning point for when the estate officially transitioned to 100% wine production. Each successive year has seen a leap in quality, and in 2015 the winery was accepted as a member of the Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter e.V. (VDP). Today, the winery covers a total area of 28.5 hectares in the Mittehaardt and is planted with 30% Riesling, 30% Spätburgunder, 20% Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris, and 20% Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their highest quality vineyards are the Kallstadter Saumagen, Ungsteiner Weilberg, and Leistadter Felsenberg plots.
Weingut Rings is dedicated to eco-friendly viticulture, a very labor intensive pursuit. In the vineyard, everything is manually done: thinning out of the leaves, removal of unwanted growths, halving of the grape bunches, sorting, and selection. In the end, the Rings brothers’ desire to capture and preserve the essence of this extraordinary terroir, combined with their passion for winemaking, results in exceptionally produced wines that are delicious representatives of the Pfalz wine making region.