The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Lorch in the German wine-growing region Rheingau
, It was first mentioned in the 13th century. It received its present name in the 1920s from Carl-Albrecht Graf von Kanitz. He inherited it from the Prussian Minister Heinrich Friedrich Karl von der Stein (1757-1831), whose family estate the estate had been since the 16th century. Today it is owned by Sebastian Graf von Kanitz, plant manager is Jens Pape.
The steep vineyards cover 15 hectares of vineyards on stony Devon and Taunusschieferböden in the Lorcher Lagen Bodental-Steinberg, chapel hill
, Around 95% of the area is classified as the "first location" and thus complies with the regulations for the wine level First crop
, They are mainly planted with Riesling, as well as some Pinot Noir and Gewürztraminer. The management takes place already since the year 1968 according to rules of the Organic viticulture
, After a three-year conversion phase, the winery has been a member of the organic association since 1992 ECOVIN
, Since the 2014 vintage, the wines are vegan
produced without the use of animal products. In weather-appropriate years also noble sweet wines are pressed. Bottle-fermented sect and brandy (yeast) are also produced. The winery is a member of VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).