Wines with tradition from a young family of winemakers
The Kratz family winery is located in beautiful surroundings in the midst of the best growing locations in Osthofen in Rhineland-Palatinate. There are many legends about the growing area around the miniature castle Leckzapfen, where wine of high quality has been produced since the Middle Ages. Today, the Kratz winery follows this tradition of top-quality wines and offers a wide range of varieties, which also includes some exotic products that should be tried once.
The Kratz winery is still a young company that was founded in 1989 and has only just begun to write its own history. Dieter Kratz, head of the winery, grew up in a family of butchers who also grew some wine on three hectares. He discovered his love for wine as a child and soon knew that wine growing would become his life's work. Today he is living his dream with his wife Birgit. The couple was able to expand the area under cultivation to 12 hectares and their daughter is now preparing to work at the Kratz winery after completing her winemaking apprenticeship with a degree in viticulture and oenology.
The vineyard works in harmony with nature. Vine care is an important part of the job. At the Kratz winery, a large portfolio of varieties is cultivated, so that a number of different types of wine can be offered. The winemaker family does not only limit itself to the traditional grape varieties of the region, but also likes to experiment with exotic species that are processed into extraordinary wines. In the wine cellar of the Kratz winery, modern methods are used to produce top-quality wines that are valued by wine lovers beyond the region.
The "Leckzapfen" vineyard site is one of the best sites at the Kratz winery today. The soils in the vineyard's growing areas are rich in minerals and, in conjunction with the unique microclimate of Osthofen, ensure that the various grape varieties can develop perfectly and produce wines with typical taste nuances. It is worth getting to know the wines from the Kratz winery.
On the estate only German is spoken.