The estate is located in the municipality of Malans in the Bündner Herrschaft in the canton Grisons in the wine region German Switzerland, In 1897 Peter Donatsch bought the inn "zum Ochsen" with the associated wine-growing business. His great-grandson Thomas Donatsch pioneered in the 1970s and planted the Burgundian varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc as well as Cabernet Sauvignon from the Bordelais in 1983. He was the first to have one in Switzerland Crémant pressed using the champagne method and with Barrique experimented. The cellar master of the time Domaine de la Romanée-Conti André Noblet gave his friend Thomas three used ones in 1973 La Tâche Barrels in which the first "ruler" was expanded using the classic Burgundy method. The business is run today by Heidi and Thomas Donatsch, the fifth generation is responsible for winegrowing son Martin, who after training as a winegrower in well-known wineries in Australia. South Africa. Spain and in Bordeaux Gained practical experience.
The vineyards cover six hectares of vineyards in the Bovel, Frassa, Halde, Michel, Selvenen and Spiger locations. It will be the white varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) and the ancient Malanser reactivated and developed by the winery completer, as well as Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) on the one that best suits you terroir cultured. Natural management is carried out according to certified rules of the ÖLN ( ecological Certificate of achievement). These include greening, purely biological fertilization, more ecological plant protection with reduced use of fungicides as well as waiving herbicides and insecticides,
The company motto is: Good wines can be made in the cellar, while large wines grow in the vineyard . The basement is divided into a barrique cellar and seven centuries-old vaulted cellars. The grapes of the different layers are removed separately, typical of the layer. The white wines are in fermented and thereafter on the expanded. The red wines mature in Burgundy pièce -Fässern. The classic Pinot Noir called "Tradition" in used, the Pinot Noir from the more than 1000-year-old Malanser top location "Spiger" in a third in new and the "Unique" vinified from the best grapes in exclusively new barrels. The serve as a model for this Grand Crus from Burgundy. Almost 80% of the production goes to renowned Swiss restaurants and hotels, from whose chefs the wines are personally picked up in the winery. Likewise, many private customers taste and buy the wines on site.