The estate is located in the municipality of Bad Dürkheim (Mittelhaardt area / Deutsche Weinstraße) in the German wine-growing region palatinate
, The foundation stone for the traditional company was laid in 1415, at that time there was also an oil mill and a nail smithy. In 1765 the Zumstein family from Arosa in Switzerland immigrated to Alsace and took over the winery. In addition to viticulture, a paint factory was also operated, in which color and ink were extracted from brown coal. Johann Zumstein completed today's Felsenkeller in 1860 and underlined the economic success with the new construction of the manor villa. Due to a lack of succession, the estate was taken over in 1988 by master winemaker Dirk Renzelmann. Since 2013, the state-certified technician for viticulture and oenology Tanja Hehner has been responsible for the cellar technology and continues the 600-year tradition of viticulture.
The vineyards cover 15 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers of Hochbenn, Michel Berg
and Steinberg (Bad Dürkheim), and Kalkofen (Leistadt). They are planted with the white varieties Riesling, Silvaner, Grauer Burgunder, Weißburgunder, Chardonnay and Solaris, as well as with the red varieties St Laurent, Dornfelder, Portugieser, Spätburgunder, Regent, Cabernet Dorio, Cabernet Dorsa and Schwarzriesling. Since 2010 there has been a change to sustainable
Management. These include organic fertilization
, Supply of rock flour, greening
and intensifying the foliage care
, The wines are vinified in 600 year old vaulted cellars. The wines are usually spontaneous
fermented. The white wines are made in stainless steel with long storage on the expanded. The red wines mature in barriques. Premium wines include DoDo (Cabernet Dorsa, Cabernet Dorio) and Michel (Riesling). It will be too spritzer
. grape juice
and produces honey. The winery is a member of the Generation Riesling association.