The history of the family is inextricably linked to the history of German quality winegrowing. The ancestors were outstanding winegrowers, art connoisseurs, wine experts and were active in political life as mayors, MPs and as wine book authors. The origin is the Ketschauerhof, which was already mentioned in 1250. In 1783, Johann Peter Jordan (whose father immigrated from Savoy in 1708) built an estate with a winery in Deidesheim north of Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, which has remained the focus to this day. Andreas Jordan (1775-1848) is considered the founder of the winery and also of quality winegrowing in the palatinate, The latter bought the Ketschauerhof along with some of the best locations. A letter has been preserved from that time, with the JW von Goethe (1749-1832) in 1820 at the Bassermann Winery the famous, which he often praised, also as comet vintages designated 1811er ordered for a spa stay.
Andreas Jordan attached great importance to the planting of only high-quality grape varieties, especially Riesling and (compared to the then usual Mixed sentence ) careful separation of the plants. Worthy of particular mention are the extensive improvements in the vineyards, by making north slopes with large earth movements, south slopes, artificially increasing south slopes and draining many layers. He was succeeded by his son Ludwig Andreas (1811-1883), who continued the tradition and caused a sensation with his 1852 wines selected in five varieties. His successor was his son-in-law Emil Bassermann-Jordan (1835-1915).
His brother Otto was a friend and publisher of Wilhelm Busch (1832-1912), who wrote to him: “The Deidesheimer is a real refreshment to me - but - only 17 bottles left. I think you can get me, your noblesse, without prejudice, a game against payment. Very soon - God willing - I will come in autumn and look forward to it ” . This was followed by Ludwig (1869-1914) and Friedrich (1872-1959), who managed the estate together. Dr. jur. In 1907, Friedrich von Bassermann-Jordan published his book “The History of Viticulture”, which is still the standard work, in three volumes. The second extended edition followed in 1923.
As a result, he published countless other works on wine history, became an internationally recognized authority as a historian of viticulture, exercised significant influence over the entire German viticulture for decades and received numerous honors and titles, for example, President of the Bavarian and Vice President of the German Wine Association ( DWV ). Friedrich von Bassermann-Jordan also significantly influenced the first German wine law. On the occasion of his 85th birthday, the DLG (German Agricultural Society) the “Friedrich v. Bassermann-Jordan Medal ”, which may be awarded to a maximum of ten living personalities who have earned“ outstanding services to the German wine industry ”.
His son Ludwig von Bassermann-Jordan (1924-1995) headed the winery from 1959 and particularly promoted the training of wine specialists. After his death, his widow Margrit von Bassermann-Jordan took the lead. In 2002 the winery was sold to Achim Niederberger, an entrepreneur from Neustadt. After his death in 2013, Jana Niederberger runs the company together with Ulrich Mell (technical director since 1997) and Gunther Hauck (commercial director since 1998). Today the winery covers 50 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Grain Hübel. Herrgottsacker. high morning. limekiln. Kieselberg. Langenmorgen Linseed cave Mäushöhle. paradise garden (Deidesheim) high Castle. Reiterpfad. pike (Ruppertsberg), as well Freundstück. Jesuitengarten. Kirchenstück. Pechstein, Pen, Enormous (Forst).
They are planted with the white varieties Riesling (90%), Chardonnay, White Burgundy and Gray Burgundy, as well as the red varieties Pinot Noir and Merlot. The cellar of the winery has a special position, because over the centuries a wine museum with countless, most valuable artifacts has been created here. For example, it includes Roman amphorae from the 1st to 3rd centuries, tin bottles from the period of the Thirty Years' War, a 1706 wine, one of the legendary 1811er Forster monsters as well as all vintages since the 1880s. The wines in the private collection are not for sale.