Time

The development of Heymann-Löwenstein

2014Years of struggling for public support for the preservation of the Uhlen bear their first fruits: The amount of € 240.000 from the county is provided for the restoration of the typical stone walls
2014Opening of the Vinothek at the estate.
2014Completion of the construction work of the expansion. With the »Cube« we set in scene our theory of wine as a cultural good in our architecture, we combine the tension of a calligraphy of Pablo Nerudas »Ode to wine« with an open fire-charred wooden facade.
2013A new sorting table offers further quality optimization.
2013A commitment to the development of a sustainable concept for the wine growing industry: Reinhard Löwenstein is deputy chairman of the initiative »Fair and Green«.
2013Approval of the request of authorization from the German authorities regarding the guaranteed designation of origin from EU law; and with it a first step in the legalization of the three sub appellations of the Uhlen.
2012A new wine press allows an even more gentle treatment.
2012The microbiological institute of the University of Mainz describes a fermentation process without any saccharomyces cerevisiae and discovers so far unknown yeasts.
2011Transformation of the Stolzenberg after a meditation with a landhealer. Among other measures: change in vine lining and covering of the land with 480 tons of slate in order to protect it from corrosion and weeds. Since then a continuous slate covering in further plots.
2010For the first time almost all wines go through the full fermentation process without any interruptions and only with wild yeasts.
2009Publication of the book: »Terroir«, reviews in the most important German-language newspapers and magazines.
2009Symphony of the sound world of the wine cellar: »Aeolic harps« und »fermentation sound« on CD as »the sound of slate«.
2008Founding of the »Twin-Wineries« – Partnerships of German and Israeli Wine growers.
2007Start of the reorganization from the classic single pile education to a horizontal and shadow giving wire frame as a reaction to global warming.
2006The estate grows to an ideal agricultural size of about 14 hectares of terraced wine yards.
2006Election as vize president of VDP Germany.
2005In competition with Vega Sicilia and the Montebello of Ridge the 2002 Uhlen Laubach prevails and is honored with »vin étranger de l‘année« in Paris.
2005Start of the clearing and replanting of twelve disused but distinct terraces in the Uhlen Laubach.
2004First nomination of »Winegrower of the year«.
2003Publication of »Uhlen – Von der Geologie zum Terroir«, in the following years smaller articles in »Feinschmecker« and »FAZ«.
2003The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) published the »Oenological Manifesto«, translated in five languages.
2002The Film »Der Rebell im Weinberg« ( rebel in vine yard) in the TV-series »Lebenslinien« (lifelines). The biography of Reinhard Löwenstein in 45 minutes.
2001Start of the vinification in big wooden barrels, continuous acquisition of two barrels per year.
2001In subsequent years: smaller essays for Der Feinschmecker, FAZ ...
2000After long geological and sensorial examination of the different plots »Schieferterrassen« and »von blauen Schiefer« are defined as base wines. Kirchberg, Stolzenberg, Röttgen and Uhlen with its subappellations Blaufüßer Lay, Laubach and Roth Lay are characterized as great terroir wines.
1999Kirchberg and Stolzenberg enrich the variety of terroir.
1999Sound installations and a waterstream for an energetic optimization of the arched wine cellar.
1997Membership in VDP, engagement for a site classification.
1997Further acceptance of the wine stylistic in the national and international wine press with continuous high wine ratings.
1996Start of the initiative to the replanting of the »red vineyard peach«.
1996Beginning of the wine export.
1995Continuous acquisition of further plots in best appellations.
1993Sweet wines with wonderful Auslese for the first time.
1993The wine world recognizes the wines more and more as the »new style of Mosel wine.«.
1992Acquisition of the Art Nouveau Villa.
1992Introduction of the wine »Schieferterrassen«.
1992Abandonment of fining and selected yeast.
1991Beginning of the development of the wine terraces trough rack railways.
1991Introduction of the term »Terrassenmosel«, founding of the initiative »Köche und Winzer an der Terrassenmosel«.
1987First international recognition of the wine quality: First place at a tasting of the magazine Vinaria in Austria.
1985Acquisition of the first plots in Uhlen and Röttgen. The wines are classified as »grands crus« and equipped with a »modern« black-diagonal label..
1984Goodbye to Spätlese & Co – the wines are vinified dry.
1983Move to the Villa in Winningen.
1980Cornelia Heymann and Reinhard Löwenstein found the estate.
1520Oldest evidence of the wine grower family Löwenstein in Winningen. Since then continuosly wine growing as a main occupation.