The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Rüdesheim in the German Rheingau wine growing region. Friedrich Nägler was already registered in 1826 in the oldest Rüdesheim stock book as owner of vineyards. Today the business is managed by Dipl. Ing. Tilbert Nägler, the sixth generation of the family. After his training as a graduate engineer for viticulture and oenology at the Geisenheim Teaching and Research Institute, he managed the outdoor operations of Schloss Reinhartshausen in Erbach for six years as operations manager and then spent four years as operations manager and cellar master at the Schloss Westerhaus winery in Ingelheim. In the Straußwirtschaft, business and family celebrations can also take place in closed company.
The vineyards comprise 8.5 hectares of vineyards in the Rüdesheim individual sites Berg Roseneck, Berg Rottland, Berg Schlossberg, Bischofsberg and Drachenstein. They are planted with 90% Riesling and 10%Pinot Noir and PinotBlanc. The oldest vineyards date from 1974 and are cultivated in an environmentally friendly, near-natural way with greenery, natural fertilization and careful pest control. The yield is limited to a maximum of 55 hl/ha by appropriate pruning.
Through selective manual harvesting, only physiologically ripe grapes are processed. After gentle pressing, the wines are carefully vinified in a reductive process. In years with suitable weather conditions there are also Trockenbeerenauslese wines. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines and marc spirits from Pinot Noir are also produced.