The estate is located in the commune of Nackenheim (Nierstein area) in the German wine-growing region Rheinhessen
, It was founded in 1890 by the Mainz banker Carl Gunderloch (1846-1935). He is considered a pioneer of quality winegrowing on the Rhine and was one of the founders of today VDP
, Gunderloch's great-great-granddaughter Agnes and her husband Fritz Hasselbach ran the winery until 2015. Since then it has been run by the son Johannes Hasselbach in the sixth generation of the family. He is supported by cellar technician Markus Weickert. The vineyards cover 15 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Pettenthal
(Nierstein) and Rothenberg
(Nackenheim) in the Red Slope ( Rhine front
). They are planted to 85% with Riesling, as well as smaller stocks of Silvaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Meunier, Sauvignon Blanc and Blauer Portugieser. The management takes place under the premise of the house "that it must never be the goal to impose our will on nature".
The management takes place under the premise of the house "that it must never be the goal to impose our will on nature". By short pruning
an average yield of around 50 hl / ha is aimed for. The aim is to strike a balance between aromas, fruit acidity and ripeness of the berries in order to produce concentrated wines mineral
Get embossed. The German writer Carl Zuckmayer (1896-1977) had in his comedy, first performed in 1926, " The happy vineyard
”The figure of Jean Baptist Gunderloch, who praises a Riesling Spätlese Nackenheimer Rothenberg from the year 1920 in the highest tones. In the cellar of the winery there are even a few bottles of this legendary wine Century wine
, The winery is a member of VDP
(Association of German quality wine estates). The Balbach Erben winery has also been leased since 1996.