Philipp Kuhn | Pfalz

Philipp Kuhn | Pfalz

Philipp Kuhn’s family has lived in Laumersheim since the 17th century, which has 880 inhabitants. There and in the surrounding villages of Großkarlbach and Dirmstein lie its vineyards. Since 1992 Philipp Kuhn Junior, who was only 20 years old at the time, has been in charge of wine cultivation and production at the winery estate and now we get to taste the remarkable wines which resulted in Newcomer Winery of the Year in 2011 by Gault Millau Guide, Best Riesling and Pinot Noir 2016 Vinum and avid fans all around the globe. The Kuhn estate covers 25 hectares in locations on the northern Pfalz with various Grosse Lage sites, like this one.

About the Pfalz: At 23,400 hectares in size, the Pfalz is Germany's second-largest wine-growing region. Although Pinot Noir from certain estates can be excellent, the centrally located Mittelhaardt is better known for its dry Rieslings, produced in an almost Alsatian style. With nearly 12,500 acres dedicated to the grape, the Pfalz can now boast the most extensive plantings of Riesling in the world, surpassing even the Mosel. Few consumers realize that almost 40% of the Pfalz’s vineyards are now planted with red grapes, and that Pinot Noir from the southern part of the region near the Alsatian border are exceptional.