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J. Neus winery since 1881 GmbH & Co. KG

The winery J. Neus was founded in 1881 by Josef Neus Senior in the then world-famous red wine town of Ingelheim and has been managed by the entrepreneurial family Schmitz from Mainz since 2012.

As wine lists and price lists from the founding period impressively prove, the Neus family in the 19th century was a qualitative mastermind in the region. For example, the Neus clone developed at that time was also planted by other top wineries due to its excellent properties. Today, these old vines, well-kept wooden barrels and deep knowledge of the calcareous layers of the district are the solid basis to meet the self-imposed claim formulated by Christian Schmitz, to continue the tradition and to produce Spätburgunder at the highest level.

The winery J. Neus is located in the middle of Ingelheim, which carries the name "Rotweinstadt" (red wine city) for a reason. Ever since Charlemagne had his palace built here, mostly red varieties have been cultivated there and that has not changed until today. Ingelheim red wine is until today the synonym for a globally esteemed Pinot from Germany par excellence.

The red wines of the winery J. Neus are produced in the largest vaulted cellar of Rheinhessen, which was built right under the estate in the late 19th century. During the peak of German viticulture, Josef Neus Senior built a farm with a unique appearance, which immediately captivates every visitor. The facade and the interior have retained their original charm over the centuries. What may seem romantic today, however, is a functional building from the press house and warehouse that is exemplary for the state of the art at the time, as well as representative rooms which also include the historic tasting room. The wines are traditionally aged in 400 gallon barrels. The oldest barrels dating back to 1893 and 1897 have been in continuous use since their acquisition.

On this basis, the team around the plant manager Lewis Schmitt and the winemaker Toni Frank are well placed to lead the Ingelheimer Pinot Noir from J. Neus to new, old splendor.

Opening hours: Tue-Fri. 9-18 clock

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About us

  • Vineyard-area 8 hectare
  • specialist trade
  • sparkling wine
  • wine export
  • Maxim origin Rheinhessen
  • VDP

Contact details:

J. Neus Weingut seit 1881
Christian Schmitz
Bahnhofstraße 96 55218 Ingelheim am Rhein

Processed vineyards

Ingelheimer Horn

Ingelheimer Horn

Where mountains stand out and Pinots feel at home

The vineyard was first mentioned in a document in 1570 with the name "am Horn". The term "Horn" is a common designation for protruding mountains. Like the horns of a billy goat or roebuck. Following the tradition of the red wine town, the single vineyard Ingelheimer Horn is home to complex and elegant Pinot Noirs and other Pinot varieties. At the foot of the Mainzer Berg, above Ober-Ingelheim. Loess, stony and sandy loam soil as well as numerous limestones are characteristic for the vineyard, which extends up to 250 metres above sea level.

> To the other single vineyard sites of Ingelheim: Höllenweg, Pares, Rotes Kreuz and Schloss Westerhaus
> Compare the namesake, the single vineyard Siefersheimer Horn
> To the hiking trails in Ingelheim

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Ingelheimer Pares

Ingelheimer Pares

Pares from Paradies? Origin of name unclear, wines paradisiacal.

Where does the name come from? One can only speculate! Three variants are conceivable. Number one: The name of the site is derived from the Middle High German word "Parich" for "horse". In former times, there was an old cattle drift on this site, an agricultural path for driving cattle. Number two: In Latin there are the words "pār" for equal, on a par with and "pārēre" for to show oneself, to direct oneself towards something. Number three: The medieval term "paradeis" was shortened to "pares". The winegrowers particularly like this variation. The paradisiacal location! But wherever the vineyard name actually comes from, its lime and loess are ideal conditions for red wines, such as Pinot Noir and Pinot Madeleine. The single vineyard belongs to the Mainzer Berg, above Ober-Ingelheim.

> To the other single vineyard sites of Ingelheim: Höllenweg, Horn, Rotes Kreuz and Schloss Westerhaus
> To the hiking trails in Ingelheim

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