The estate is located in the community Eichstetten (Kaiserstuhl area) in the German wine-growing region to bathe
, It was founded in 1851 by Friedrich Kiefer. In 2008, the company was taken over by Helen and Martin Schmidt (oenologist); As cellar master Markus Weishaar is responsible. Grapes from an affiliated producer group are processed from their own stock. The total area is 145 hectares. The own vineyards cover 12 hectares of vineyards in the situation Herrenbuck (Eichstetten). It is the red wine Pinot Noir (about 40%), and processed the white varieties Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Scheurebe, Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc.
It is natural, environmentally friendly viticulture by permanent greening
with clover, vetches and beans, as well as promoting beneficials like predatory mites
practiced by sowing wild herbs. Quality criteria are reduced returns through short pruning
, consistent thin out
and selective hand-picking. The production of Biowein
out Organic viticulture
is around 10%.
The white wines are after intensive Mostvorklärung, predominantly by sedimentation
, fermented slowly and cool on the expanded and gentle filtered
, The red wines from the Lage Herrenbuck are fermented on the mash and ripen for a long time in large wooden barrels and partly also in oak barrels. The premium wines include Pinot Noir innovation, Pinot Noir Dreistern, Sauvignon Blanc matured in oak barrels and Pinot Gris Dreistern. It also produces sparkling wines and flaschenvergorene sect. The annual production is 1.25 million bottles. The winery is a member of the Riesling association.