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"Our wine tells of heat, cold, storm and rain, of nature and of the people who are involved in its creation."

Winery & impressions

Winemaking has fused our family together for generations. In the past, our ancestors devoted themselves to the characteristics and particularities of the Freinsheim soils with great love and patience. Our vines and the wine are our great passion!

Our team

"Our wine tells of heat, cold, storm and rain, of nature and of the people who are involved in its creation."

The team

Here everything revolves around wine, 365 days a year! In the process, each team member contributes their own individual passion with their character and work ethic. Who are the people in our team who determinedly meet the challenges of a wine year every day?


"16 hectares and no hocus-pocus. Put simply, we want to make wines that taste great and tell their story, with due respect for nature"

KREBS cuvées: Our cuvées stand for simple and unsophisticated enjoyment. Perfect balancing of the grape varieties makes the wines distinctively harmonious.

Estate wines: The fruity and animated charm of our estate wines always leaves you wanting a refill, while making them the ideal wine for any time of day or social occasion.

Local wines: The combination of typical Palatine variety and the soil quality of Freinsheim come together to create local wines of outstanding character.

Erste Lage (denoting wines from top-class locations): Our wines in this category come from the best vineyards in and around Freinsheim, all of which reflect the richness of the local soil.

Best-location and reserve wines: Outstanding growing conditions and a corresponding micro-climate form the basis of these top-of-the-list items in our collection. These wines are characterised by their subtle aromas and great ageing potential.

Home turf

The geology of Freinsheim in Germany’s Rhineland Palatinate region, and that of its surrounding villages, has formed a veritable potpourri of different soils. Sand, gravel, clay, limestone and the wind-blown sediment known as loess all contribute to the range of soils in which our numerous varieties of grape thrive and ripen to give our wines their individual character. Our list of vineyards includes:


loamy sand soil with a gritty texture


soil characterised by its sand content, with some clay and a gritty texture


tertiary limestone soil containing loess and loam


weathered, tertiary limestone soil with traces of loess and sandy clay


"Leisure and good living are indispensable prerequisites of all culture."

Wine stands for conviviality. Come and join us! How about a refreshing Riesling spritzer at our after-work parties in May and June for instance? Or discover Freinsheim's historic city walls at the eponymous festival in July. Highlights are never far away – enjoyment and conviviality guaranteed!

Holiday homes

"Enjoy the wonderful landscape of the Palatinate region and the charm of our historic wine village Freinsheim away from the hustle and bustle."


"Praise and criticism – both inspire and spur us on time and again. Read what others think about us and our products here."

Gault&Millau – 2 grapes
Jürgen Krebs is proud of his vineyards, and invests maximum effort in matching the right kind of soil to the aroma potential of each grape variety. This manifests itself, for example, in a comparison between the two Rieslings known as Great and Honigsack respectively; one is lingering, powerful and yet smooth on the palate, while the other is differentiated and slightly Spartan, with a touch of mineral aroma. The same applies to the interaction of the Spätburgunder (Pinot noir) varieties of Great and Musikantenbuckel. (…)

Falstaff Wine Guide:
Jürgen Krebs has managed to make his wines reflect the diversity of soil-types found in Herxheim and Freinsheim. They nevertheless also come with his own personal stamp, albeit applied with a force that respects a sense of proportion. They solidly reflect the craftsman’s skill; a skill that grows with experience. (…)

Eichelmann – 2.5 stars:
Harald and Jürgen Krebs have once again come to this year’s event with a consistent collection containing some top wines. Particularly strong highlights include the two Herxheim Rieslings: Honigsack, which leaves a powerful impression with its straightforward and long-lasting character, and Himmelreich, with its fine woody flavour, outstanding fruity notes and complex, stimulating character. Krebs comes to the 2013 event with the complexly structured Spätburgunder (Pinot noir) character of his Musikantenbuckel, along with a second outstanding Pinot, (…) known as Great which could not be more different from Musikantenbuckel in terms of structure and lingering finish.

Focus online
A strong personality, wines with a strong character, made with a whoooole lot of passion. Yay! He is a real character, this guy who is wreaking havoc right next to the historical gates of the idyllic wine-growing town of Freinsheim. Incredibly down-to-earth, brutally honest, his enthusiasm for life radiates out to everyone around him. Jürgen Krebs doesn't fit into any of the usual pigeon holes. He wouldn't fit anyway at a height of six foot three, and you'd never be able to keep him in. His wines are a bit like him. Expressive, lively and with a whole lot of character. You will never get a sense of brute force from his wines, but rather one of gentleness and patience. His character and his unmistakable passion for his work must have been passed on to him when he was still a baby in the cradle. His inspiration and the sensitivity he shows for the craft of wine-making were ripened off by a period at the VDP giants Knipser and Kuhn. He likes to call the process he went through there "Laumersheim brainwashing".

His wines tell a story. Since 2008 he has regularly brought his products onto the world stage showing a great deal of love for the wines, but without pushing himself into the limelight. At the end of the day it's the wine that should be the focus of attention. All his wines win people over with their power, their density and the stories they tell. They tell tales of heat, cold, storms and rain, of nature and of the people who have been involved in their creation. The greater part of his 16 hectares of vineyards are located in areas which are renowned worldwide – Freinsheimer Musikantenbuckel and Oschelskopf as well as Herxheimer Honigsack. The soil is characterised by loess, clay, sand and lime. He tends to his vines with great care and attention. At the end of the day, hard pruning, intensive foliage trimming, strict monitoring of yields, intensive selection and an experienced eye for our own vines are all vital to achieve the high quality standards he sets.

An experience in taste. I was particularly impressed by the 2015 Freinsheimer Oschelskopf Riesling auf dem mittleren Gross dry, which has a charming and subtly fruity bouquet. A trace of honeydew melon coupled with pineapple and orange blossom fills your palate with a full-bodied taste and gives you just a little taste of the 7.5 % acidity, with a residual sugar content of only 1.0 g, before the taste of white currants brings a sense of harmony to the fore. Another absolutely essential pleasure - 2015 Herxheimer Honigsack Riesling dry, which immediately enriches your senses with a spicy mineral aroma, adding a juicy fruitiness from Mirabelle plums and yellow apples. The initial taste on your palate is one of delicacy with its juicy ripe fruits, but then the 8 g/l acidity and the residual sugar content of 1.0 g come into play.

Nature at the focus of their way of doing business. The Krebs family's passion for tending their vines goes back generations. They are continuing their almost 100-year old history with their mission of creating a balance between tradition and the contemporary world. You won't find any attempts at creating a sensation or any marketing trends at the focus of their business, but rather the skills of the trade and a cautious and gentle way of dealing with nature. In Jürgen Krebs' opinion, the world is already hectic enough as it is. He wants to give his wines the time they need to mature. The wine cellar is the place where the wines are created and where they mature. This is where the wines get the time they need for their personalities to unfold and be expressed to the full.

Living cultural heritage. The interaction of experience and innovation allows wines to be created which – with their unmistakeable complexity – reflect the microclimate and the soil of the Freinsheim wine region. Jürgen Krebs is thereby going way beyond the realms of today's high-tech products to create an unmistakeable and living piece of cultural heritage.