A stately, spacious winery property has been filled with new life and transformed into a complex with apartments, a wine shop, cooking workshop, sauna and two gardens. The more than 300-year-old ensemble comprises a large winemaker´s house, a vaulted cellar as well as five other barns and buildings grouped around a south-facing courtyard. During renovation and conversion of the estate the old substance has been maintained and supplemented in a modern way. Thus, old and new now are successfully combined: Guests stay in bright, light-filled and modern furnished rooms in historic environment. In the barn, which has been converted into a cooking workshop, polished concrete meets old walls of traditional red sandstone. The vaulted cellar now serves as a spa area with a sauna in the former wine tanks.
Most pictures from: Johannes Vogt, Mannheim
What to do
Sauna, cooking classes, wine hikes ("terroir"), wine tastings, golf arrangements ,winery visits.
Why we like this house
Living & culinary delights in a personal ambience
This house is great for
Wine lovers & hobby chefs
Ulrike and Hartmut Julius Meimberg are the builders and owners of „Julius inder Pfalz“. They sold their traditional wine shop ("Julius Meimberg") and wine restaurant ("Julius") in the Ruhr area in order to offer a "Living and enjoying time with friends" experience in the warmer Palatinate. In addition to renting the apartments they offer a weekly group dinners with wine pairing (table d'hôte). Especially popular are the monthly wine dinners with the best winemakers of the Palatine. Furthermore Julius Meimberg creates his own wine line and runs a Südpfalz-Vinothek.
Details of the property
Region/Town: DE – Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Southern Palatinate, Hainfeld
Name: Julius in der Pfalz
Scenery: peaceful wine village on the Southern Wine Route
Accommodation: Hotel, Apartment
Number of guests: Five apartments for 2 people each and 3 double rooms.
Architecture: Old & new
Published: Winelife Magazine 9/2016, Der Feinschmecker 7/2014
Special Features: The house offers cooking classes and wine dinners (with top winemakers) in their cooking workshop
Awards: architektouren 2014