RINGS

Region: Pfalz

When we started to make wine in the year 2000, our parent’s daily life was about fruit and grape production. However, our approach was the very reverse. Steffen began to turn the farm in a 100%-winery. He planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the sandy, warm soils of Freinsheim and gained first recognition for his wines. Step by step, he managed to purchase or lease premium parcels in the classified sites of the northern Mittelhaardt, known for limestone and Terra Rossa soils. Low yields, 100% hand harvest and an organic approach were and still are key principles. When younger brother Andi came in, after his training at Wagner-Stempel in Rheinhessen, they jointly put a strong emphasis on Riesling. Spontaneously fermented, long time on lees and partly aged in traditional, big wooden barrels, the Rieslings put the winery on the map in Germany. In 2015, we became a full member of the VDP, the prestigious Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter. Our biggest love is Pinot Noir, or as we say in Germany: Spätburgunder. We adore the great wines of Burgundy, while not copying them. We grow our Spätburgunder grapes in the cool micro-climate close to the Palatinate Forest on limestone soil. Spontaneously fermented, aged in French oak and unfiltered, we follow our own style: Spätburgunder with elegance, finesse and minerality that are a fingerprint of their Pfalz origin.

Estate Profile

Owner

Steffen & Andreas Rings

Wine Makers

Steffen & Andreas Rings

History

established in 2001

Growing Area

40 hectares

Bottle Production

200,000 bottles

Vineyards

Ungsteiner Nussriegel
Ungsteiner Weilberg
Kallstadter Saumagen
Kallstadter Steinacker
Kallstadter Annaberg
Leistadter Kalkofen
Leistadter Felsenberg

Soils

Kallstadt – Limestone
Ungstein – Terra Rossa/ Sand Stone
Freinsheim – Alluvial (Sand/Gravel)

Varietals

50% White varieties (Riesling, Weißburgunder, Grauburgunder, Chardonnay, Muskateller, Sauvignon Blanc)
50% Red varieties (Spätburgunder, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Portugieser)

Wines

Rings Spätburgunder, VDP.Gutswein
Rings „Sand & Kiesel“, VDP.Gutswein
Rings Kallstadt Spätburgunder, VDP.Ortswein
Rings Kallstadter Steinacker Spätburgunder VDP.Erste Lage
Rings Saumagen Spätburgunder GG
Rings Das Kleine Kreuz

Dry vs Sweet

100% Dry

Eco-Friendly

EU Organic (certified)
Eco-friendly wine cellar – built into a hill and using the natural cooling effects of the earth/ photovoltaic system/ „green roof“/ rainwater cisterns

VDP Member

Member since 2015

Trade Resources

Rings Pinot Noir Estate

Rings Pinot Noir Kallstadt

Rings Pinot Noir Kallstadter Steinacker 

Rings Pinot Noir Saumagen GG

Rings Red Wine Sand & Kiesel 

Rings Red Wine Das kleine Kreuz 

Rings Riesling Saumagen GG

Rings Chardonnay Kalk & Stein

Rings Pinot Noir Estate

Rings Pinot Noir Kallstadt

Rings Pinot Noir Kallstadter Steinacker 

Rings Pinot Noir Saumagen GG

Rings Red Wine Sand & Kiesel 

Rings Red Wine Das kleine Kreuz