The estate is located in the community Bockenheim (area Mittelhaardt-German Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate
, The history of the estate goes back to the 12th century. In the 16th century, Count Emich XI. from Leiningen the rustic castle expanded into a castle. After Wechselvoiller history acquired in 1831 Heinrich Janson the estate, together with fields and vineyards and it received the present name. Of the buildings at that time only foundations exist, on which today's wine cellar is located. The company has been run as a pure winery since the early 1980s and is run by Kurt and Annesuse Janson in the sixth and seventh generation of families, supported by the children Kurt and Sarah.
The vineyards cover 50 hectares of vineyards in the two single-owned individual layers Castle garden
and Klosterschaffnerei (Bockenheim) as well as Mandelpfad
(Dirmstein). They are planted with the white varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Scheurebe, Kerner, Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau, and with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Blue Portugal, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. There is an environmentally friendly, sustainable
Management with Defoliation
the grape zone and partial waiver herbicides
in the lower floor area. Especially for Riesling, there is a strong, quality-increasing yield reduction with only 4,000 hl / ha, which corresponds on average to around half of the harvest.
The large product range includes over three dozen wines, mostly dry and unmixed
get extended. The white wines are matured in steel tanks, the red wines in traditional oak barrels or barriques. In the "Edition Tierliebe", named after the pets, white and red cuvées are assembled. In weather-appropriate years is also a Eiswein
vinified. It will too Weißherbste
, bottle-fermented . Secco
(Sparkling wines), vinegar, brandies (pomace) and grape seed oil produced. Every year around 220,000 bottles of wine are produced.