The winery is located in the municipality Hochheim in the German wine-growing region Rheingau
, The origin dates back to 1780, when the father of the Mainz cathedral dean Dr. Franz Werner acquired the winery from the Earl of York. After Gutschronik the first wine auction took place in 1795. Even today, the estate participates regularly Auctions
and at the Mainz Wine Exchange. Today, the company is being run in the seventh generation of the family by Dr. Ing. Franz Werner Michel led. The vineyards cover 13 hectares in the all according to Rheingauer quality mark regulation as First crop
classified Hochheimer locations Domdechaney
, Stone, stalk path and Reichestal
, They are planted to 98% with the Riesling, the small remainder with the red varieties Pinot Noir and Frühburgunder. The extract-rich and long-lived Riesling wines mature depending on the type of wine in individual expansion. The wines are mainly sold to the catering trade and the specialized trade, two-thirds are exported. The winery is a member of VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).