The estate is located in the commune of Bockenheim (Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße area) in the German wine-growing region palatinate, The history of the estate dates back to the 12th century. In the 16th century, Count Emich XI. from Leiningen the rustic castle expanded into a castle. After changing history, Heinrich Janson acquired the estate together with fields and vineyards in 1831 and it received its current name. Of the buildings at that time, only foundations remained on which today's wine cellar is located. The business has been run as a pure winery since the early 1980s and has been 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 vines in the privately owned individual layers Castle garden and monastery factory (Bockenheim) as well Mandelpfad (Dirmstein). You are with the white wines Riesling, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Chardonnay. Gewurztraminer. Scheurebe. Kerner. Sylvaner and Müller-Thurgau, as well as with the red Pinot Noir varieties Pinot Noir ) Dornfelder. Blue Portuguese. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon planted. There is an environmentally friendly, sustainable Management with Defoliation the grape zone and partial waiver herbicides, Riesling in particular has a strong, quality-increasing yield reduction of 4,000 hl / ha, which corresponds to an average of 50% of the harvest.
The wide range of products includes over three dozen wines, most of which are dry and unmixed get extended. The white wines are in the stainless steel tank who have favourited Red Wines in Traditional large wooden barrel or in expanded. In the "Edition Tierliebe" named after the pets, white and red cuvées are assembled. In weather-appropriate years there will also be a Eiswein vinified. It will be too Weißherbste, bottle fermented . Secco (Sparkling) vinegar, Noble fires ( rape ) and Grapeseed oil generated. Around 220,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.