The estate is located in the municipality of Bad Dürkheim (Mittelhaardt area / Deutsche Weinstraße) in the German wine-growing region palatinate, Viticulture has been practiced by the Peter family since 1774, the foundation stone was laid by Philipp Wilhelm Peter. The Castel Peter winery was founded in 1983 by master winemaker Wilfried Peter and his wife Heike. Wilfried Peter was also the main initiator of the foundation of the Barrique Forum Pfalz, In 2007 there were changes in the winery. Since there is no successor from the family, the business was leased. Since then, Barbara Hoffmann and Albrecht Merck have been new owners - both of whom have graduated in viticulture in Geisenheim, The trained winegrower with experience in several European countries, Barbara Hoffmann, is the technical manager responsible for outdoor operations and cellars. Albrecht Merck is responsible for the commercial matters and the marketing of the wines.
The vineyards cover 14 hectares of vineyards in individual locations fox coat Hochbenn Spielberg (Bad Dürkheim) and Herrenberg (Ungstein). You are with the white wines Riesling. Kerner, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Auxerrois, Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Chardonnay. Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as with the red wine varieties Schwarzriesling ( Pinot Meunier ) Dornfelder. Acolon, Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) St. Laurent. Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Dorsa. Cabernet Cubin and Cabernet Mitos planted. It will Organic viticulture according to the rules of the association ECOVIN with organic fertilization greening and waiving herbicides practiced. Only 100% healthy and ripe grapes are processed.
The wines are marketed in three classes. The estate wines (*) are produced with a maximum yield of 85 hl / ha. The selection wines (**) have a maximum yield of 65 hl / ha; the white wines are on the yeast for five months; the red wines mature in large wooden barrels for at least 12 months. The premium wines (***) have a maximum yield of 40 hl / ha from only the best grapes; the red wines have extended and mature in new barriques for at least 12 months. The premium wines include the Chardonnay aged 18 months in new barriques and the red wine cuvée “Dizzy” (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) matured in new barriques for 36 months. Around 100,000 bottles of wine are produced annually, of which around 5% go to the Netherlands and Denmark. The winery is a member of ECOVIN and Palatinate Forum, Barbara Hoffmann is a member of Vinissima,