St. Urbans-Hof

Although vineyards had belonged to the Weis family for centuries, Nicolaus Weis (vintage 1905, Nik Weis' grandfather) founded the winery in 1947. In the early years he built cellars and winery buildings on a hill on Leiwen's periphery. He named his estate for the patron saint of German winemakers, St. Urban, and 'hof' (the German word for 'estate'), St. Urban's Estate. In the 1960s his son, Hermann, assumed management of all operations. During Hermann's tenure the nursery expanded to become one of Germany's largest. He established himself as a world-recognized vine breeder, especially noted for his work with Riesling. At the beginning of the 1970s he pioneered the use of this noble variety in Canada greatly contributing to the introduction of vitis vinifera into this country still new to quality winemaking. He planted the first large parcel of Riesling vines in the Niagara Peninsula under the title of St. Urban Vineyard, later to become Vineland Estates Winery. Hermann Read more »

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  • St. Urbans Hof Urban Riesling 2011

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    Wine review by Andrew Kondrashov


  • Drinking Urban Riesling from Mosel Germany right now. (St Urbans-Hof). So freaking good for about $12. Read More

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  • With the summer of Riesling in full swing, not to mention our own Riesling Global Tasting Initiative wrapping up, it’s a great time to talk about Riesling wines and those which might be perfect for your palate and pocketbook this summer.Riesling is a tricky variety to review. It’s one that really requires you to read any review that is accompany... Read More

    From the article Riesling Round Up


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Spätlese Ockfener Bockstein 2009

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    A lot of sulfur here, it pretty much obscures the nose. Nicely Spatlese on the palate, though the sulfur is distracting here as well. This is fresh and lively with bright acidity lending a fresh citrus element to the more quince paste-toned flavors of the mid-palate. The finish shows a nice green edge, lime with a hint of herb accenting the frui... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • looking for urban riesling year 2010 brilliant fruit very sweet.

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  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Spätlese Ockfener Bockstein 2010

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  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Trocken 2009

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    The nose has notes of apple and peach. The mouth feel is buttery and semi sweet, primarily featuring the flavor of roasted peach. A fairly short, crisp finish that leaves a gentle sweetness and acidity on the palate. Great for a warm spring day. Read More

    Wine review by JMCortis


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Spätlese Ockfener Bockstein 2009

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  • St. Urbans-Hof Ockfener Bockstein Spatlese 2009

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    We served this wine to guests (and ourselves) and everyone loved it. Read More

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  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Spätlese Ockfener Bockstein 2009

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    Great acid remains. Demi sec flavor profile. Good mineral edge. Bright juiciness. Very nice!- WS Grand Tour 2011 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


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