The estate is located in the municipality of Eichstetten (Kaiserstuhl area) in the German wine-growing region to bathe
, It was founded by Friedrich Kiefer in 1851. In 2008 Helen and Martin Schmidt (oenologist) took over the business; Markus Weishaar is responsible as cellar master. Grapes from an affiliated producer group and from their own stock are processed. The total area is 145 hectares. The company's own vineyards cover 12 hectares of vineyards in the Herrenbuck (Eichstetten) location. Red Pinot Noir (around 40%) and white Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Scheurebe, Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc are used.
It becomes more natural, environmentally friendly viticulture through permanent greening
with clover types, sweet peas and beans, as well as promoting beneficial organisms such as predatory mites
practiced by sowing wild herbs. Quality criteria are reduced yields through short pruning
, consistent thin out
and selective hand picking. The production of Biowein
out Organic viticulture
is around 10%.
After intensive must clarification, the white wines are mostly made from sedimentation
, slowly and coolly fermented, on the expanded and gentle filtered
, The red wines from the Herrenbuck location are fermented on the mash and mature for a long time in large wooden barrels and sometimes also in barriques. The premium wines include Pinot Noir innovation, Pinot Noir Dreistern, the barrique Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris Dreistern. Sparkling wines and bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. The annual production is 1.25 million bottles. The winery is a member of the Generation Riesling association.