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 Riesling Kabinett Ockfener Bockstein 2009

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    Wine review by capybara


  • St. Urbans-Hof Bockstein Spatlese 2009

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    90 points.This wines aroma is very floral with tons of jasmine components, a coffee bean aroma, and a faint chemical quality. There is some trademark petrol, a bit of mixed tropical fruit, some bluestone, and a rich dose of kerosene on the spin. There are faint hints of berry and pink peppercorn lingering softly throughout, and I find this nose ... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Qba 2006

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    This is my favorite Reisling! Read More

    Wine review by rjingra


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Kabinett Ockfener Bockstein 2009

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    The WS review says it well: a real mouthful of peach, apricot, and lime, and an intriguing creamy texture on the tongue. More than off-dry, this vintage is halfway to sweet, even though it's been taken to 8% alcohol (per the label). I'm enjoying it all by itself, but it should go really well with mild-to-sharp cheeses, and spectacularly well w... Read More

    Wine review by jpdemers


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Qba 2008

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    Wine review by jkintzle


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Kabinett Ockfener Bockstein 2008

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    Wine review by ddquinn


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Trocken 2009

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    Fresh apples on the nose. It's a vibrant wine of apples and slate mineral. Very refreshing and nice!- Tasted at Marché Bacchus 8/7/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Nik Weis Urban Riesling Qba 2009

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    Much like its cousin the St Urbans-Hof estate version (which about USD4 pricier). Interesting wine where the fruit and mineral seem to balance each other; I particularly liked the consistent mineral taste in this wine. Somewhat fruity and slightly sweet, although not really beyond off-dry. The low alcohol 9.5% abv is good for crowd control. Prob... Read More

    Wine review by dynowine


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Trocken 2009

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    Interesting wine where the fruit and mineral seem to balance each other. Somewhat fruity and slightly sweet, although not really beyond off-dry. The 9.5% abv is good for keeping the crowd under control. Good wine for the tame-whites only crowd. Tested at 70 deg F. Pop and pour. Attractive nose of powdered stone, earthy dried fruits, and h... Read More

    Wine review by dynowine


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Kabinett Ockfener Bockstein 2007

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    Wine review by phoebe9876


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