The estate is located on the outskirts of Bad Dürkheim (area Mittelhaardt-German Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate
, It was founded in 1976 by Inge and Egon Schmitt "Am Neuberg". After studying in Geisenheim
From the year 1996 son Jochen Schmitt was responsible for the cellar and today runs the business with Mrs. Corina, also a graduate in Geisenheim. Noteworthy are the vinotheque and the barrique cellar in Mediterranean style. The vineyards cover 16 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Fronhof, Hochbenn, Nonnengarten, Spielberg
and Steinberg (Bad Dürkheim), Herrenberg
(Ungstein), almond garden (Wachenheim), as well as Kreidkeller (Kallstadt). They are to 55% with the white varieties Riesling (leading variety with 30%), Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau, Cabernet Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and to 45% with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Cabernet Mitos, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dornfelder, Merlot, Lagrein, Portuguese, Regent and St. Laurent planted.
The management is carried out according to the guidelines of controlled environmentally friendly viticulture. In the sense of a natural management is for example the rape
after this Press
Immediately returned to the vineyard soil, so that only every three to five years fertilization with natural composts
is required. The red wines ripen after the classic maceration
depending on the desired wine style in barriques or traditionally in large wooden barrels. The white wines are fermented almost exclusively in stainless steel tanks sorted with pure yeasts, very gently filtered and largely with screw cap
bottled. Among the premium wines are the white wine Ungsteiner Herrenberg Riesling dry (6 months yeast store), the red wine cuvée DUCA XI (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Mitos - up to 30 months barrique) and the red wine Cabernet Sauvignon dry (barrique). Every year around 140,000 bottles of wine are produced. An export has so far been to the Netherlands and Denmark.