The traditional winery is located in the municipality Eltville-Erbach in the German growing region Rheingau, The seat is the "Draiser Hof", which was founded by monks of the Cistercian Order the abbey monastery Eberbach was established as an annex (grangie) for the management of vineyards and arable land in Eltville and Erbach. The winery and associated estates were purchased in 1818 by the Baron family of Knyphausen. Arne Wilken is responsible today as operations manager and cellar master.
The vineyards cover ten hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Hohenrain. Marcobrunn. Michel Mark. Steinmorgen (Lauterbach) Sandgrub (Kiedrich) and Rheinberg (Eltville). You are with the varieties Riesling (75%) and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) as well as a "Rheingau mixed sentence" with the autochthonous, some rare varieties Elbling. Gewurztraminer. Sylvaner. Orleans (Variety Yellow Orleans), White Heisch ( Gouais Blanc ) and Red Riesling (the winery is one of the pioneers of the rare variety) planted.
The wines are made after the VDP classification divided. These are estate wines and local wines as well as first layers and large layers, which are produced from the lowest yields of a maximum of 50 hl / ha after selective hand picking. The wines produced according to the guidelines of the Rheingau Charter represent the second crop from these classified locations. In weather-appropriate years, grapes from up to three manual selections also become noble sweet wines from choice to Eiswein vinified.
After a slow, temperature controlled fermentation Depending on the type, the wines mature in steel tanks, wooden barrels of different sizes and in bottles before they are marketed the following year. Around 60,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a founding member of the association Charter Rheingau and since 1972 in VDP (Association of German quality wine estates).