lvs baronesse1The Barons Langwerth von Simmern have dedicated their efforts to fine Rheingau wines since 1464, when Chancellor Johann Langwerth von Simmern received 20 acres of Hattenheimer Mannberg vineyards from the Duke of Pfalz-Zweibrücken for services rendered. In 1472, the family acquired Hattenheim castle and made it their permanent residence. Despite turbulent times, the barons were able to expand their holdings. In 1711, they moved to Eltville, the cultural centre of the Rheingau, when Phillipp Reinhart purchased Stockheimer Hof – the estate where Baron vom Stein´s mother was born a decade later. The foundation for Langwerther Hof as we know it today date back to 1753, when Georg Reinhard bought the Lichtenstern mansion. It adjoins Stockheimer Hof to surround the English-style gardens of the Estate´s Park.

The Langwerth estate has continually adapted to challenges of quality-oriented vineyard and cellar practices. Today, it numbers among the Rheingau´s oldest and largest top-rated wine estates.

Quality manifests itself in many ways. Over the years, Langwerth von Simmern wines have been awarded countless medals and prizes. At the St. Louis World´s Fair in 1904, for example, the Hattenheimer Mannberg was ranked the Top German Wine. The quality and reputation of our wines is closely tied to the traditional grapes of the Rheingau, not at least the white variety Riesling, which is renowned for its racy, fruity acidity, subtle aromas and excellent aging potential. The goal at Langwerth von Simmern is to produce lively wines that reflect an individual character.