We are immensely proud to be winemakers in the regions Rheinhessen and Nahe. Our vines grow on a variety of different soils on eight individual sites.
The terroir, the combination of individual soil, sensitive microclimate and the winemaker´s caring hand, defines our wines and establishes its distinctive taste.
The "Galgenberg" belongs to our home village Badenheim in Rheinhessen. It offers a profound soil due to its high nutrient and lime content. Combined with its character of southern exposure it creates powerful and rich white wines. The high limestone content in the soil is based on the Tertiary Era, as the Galgenberg was still a part of the ancient sea. The name of this location originated in the middle ages: at the "Galgenberg" there was the local gibbet. Fortunately that has given way to a great wine-growing site. Here we exclusively grow Riesling.
The "Römerberg" also belongs to Badenheim in Rheinhessen. It is characterised by a south-eastern exposure and clay soil with a high loess content. At the Römerberg we grow Riesling, Grauburgunder and Silvaner, as well as our red wine showpiece Badenheim St. Laurent. The name of this site is based on Roman origin. Already the Romans realised, that this location has the potential for great wines.
The "Mandelbaum" belongs to the village Pfaffen-Schwabenheim and encompasses the part of the Bosenberg, which belongs to Rheinhessen. At the top of the Bosenberg runs the border to the adjoining region Nahe. Mature, mineral Rieslings and our essence-rich Merlot grow on clay-rich limestone soil in an exposed south-facing location. Here, also our Muskateller, Grauburgunder and our oldest Silvaner vines have their home. The high limestone content in the soil is based on the Tertiary Era, as the Mandelbaum was still a part of the ancient sea. The name probably came from a single almond tree (Mandel=Almond).
Here comes the sun: the "Sonnenberg" near the village Hackenheim in Rheinhessen offers plenty of it. The warmth of the day can be stored by well aerated clay soil, which is based on river deposits from the ice age. It is very sandy and interspersed with pebbles, so the warmth can be dispensed to the vines at night. Here we exclusively grow Riesling.
The name says it all: this is paradise! The site "Paradies" belongs to Bad Kreuznach and the region Nahe.
Mighty clay and marl layers were formed in the Tertiary, when the Bosenberg was completely flooded with water. A mixture of clay and sand with a high proportion of limestone sets the foundation for a fertile soil with high water storage capacity. Furthermore, the vines can dry quickly after a warm summer rain due to the southern exposure, which reduces the risk of vine deseases and can delay the harvest until perfect ripeness. This combination of soil and microclimate is perfect for late ripening varieties such as our Paradies Riesling, it creates full-bodied, complex wines with great potential.
The "Nonnengarten" encloses the northern part of the Bosenberg and belongs to the town Bad Kreuznach and the region Nahe. In the quiet of the nun´s garden it is perfect to grow our youngest pinots as Chardonnay and Weissburgunder.
Welcome to Rose Mountain. The "Rosenberg" belongs to the town Bad Kreuznach and the region Nahe. Countless quarries and pebbles, washed up by vast masses of water in the Quarternary provide the basis for a unique soil. Like a fireplace it saves the warmth of the day and returns it to our vines during the night. Here we grow Riesling and our pinots as Spätburgunder, Chardonnay and Weißburgunder.
It takes endless patience to understand the relationship between the site and the vines growing there.
We work symbiotically to refine the practices in the vineyard with the same dedication and attention to detail that we apply in the cellar.