The estate is located in the community Bodenheim (area Nierstein) in the German wine-growing region Rheinhessen
, The family tradition of wine growing has been practiced by the family for more than 200 years. In its present form, it was created in 1970 by marriage from the two wineries Kühling and Gillot. The manor house was completely redesigned until 2006 in Bauhaus style and now also includes a wine store and a lounge. The company is run by Carolin Spanier-Gillot and her husband HO Spanier von Battenfeld-Spanier
with whom she has been married since 2006. However, there will still be Kühling-Gillot and Battenfeld-Spaniards as two separate brands.
By 2010 it was completely up Organic viticulture
changed. The vineyards cover 11 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Burgweg
(Soil home), cross
(Oppenheim) Mount of Olives
(Nierstein) as well Rothenberg
(Nackenheim). Riesling (main variety with 50%) and Pinot Noir is cultivated on the individual layers mentioned above; a peculiarity are rootless Riesling vines in the position Rothenberg. These wines come as VDP-classified Big plants
on the market. Furthermore, the white grape varieties Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Scheurebe and Gewürztraminer, as well as other (all used in a red wine cuvée) red wines are grown.
Special emphasis is placed on the preservation of fruit flavors by gentle wine treatment from fermentation to bottling. After a spontaneous fermentation
The expansion takes place partly in large wooden barrels, partly in stainless steel. In addition to the large crops, there are the lines local wines (Nierstein and Oppenheim) and estate wines (the white wines are marketed under the winery's own brand Qvinterra). New in the program is a classically developed Mixed set
from Riesling and Gewürztraminer. In weather-appropriate years and sweet wines such as Trockenbeerenauslese be pressed. The winery is a member of VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter), as well as at Message in a Bottle
. Pro Riesling