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 change voucher history acquired 1831 Heinrich Janson the estate together with fields and vineyards and it received the today's name. From the former buildings 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 vines in the single-owned individual layers Castle garden and Klosterschaffnerei (Bockenheim) as well as Mandelpfad (Dirmstein). They are with the white wine varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Chardonnay. Gewurztraminer. Scheurebe. Kerner. Sylvaner and Müller-Thurgau, as well as with the red wines Pinot Noir ( 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 large product range includes over three dozen wines, mostly dry and unmixed get extended. The white wines are in the stainless steel tank, the red wines in traditional big wooden barrel or in expanded. 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) vinegar, Noble fires ( rape ) and Grapeseed oil generated. Every year around 220,000 bottles of wine are produced.