The estate is located in the community Nackenheim (area Nierstein) in the German wine-growing region Rheinhessen
, It was founded in 1890 by Mainz banker Carl Gunderloch (1846-1935). He is considered a pioneer of quality wine growing on the Rhine and was one of the founders of today VDP
, Until 2015 Gunderloch's great-great-granddaughter Agnes, with her husband Fritz Hasselbach, led the winery. Since then, it is run in the sixth generation by son Johannes Hasselbach. He is supported by cellar technician Markus Weickert. The vineyards cover 15 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Pettenthal
(Nierstein) and Rothenberg
(Nackenheim) in the Red Hang ( Rhine front
). They are planted to 85% with the Riesling, as well as smaller stick numbers of Silvaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Sauvignon Blanc and Blauer Portugieser. The management is under the premise of the house, "that it must never be the goal to impose our will on nature."
The management is under the premise of the house, "that it must never be the goal to impose our will on nature." By short pruning
The aim is to achieve an average yield of around 50 hl / ha. The goal is a balance between aromas, fruit acidity and berry ripeness, with concentrated wines mineral
To be imprinted. The German writer Carl Zuckmayer (1896-1977) leaves in his first comedy in 1926 listed comedy " The cheerful vineyard
"Appear the figure of Jean Baptist Gunderloch, who praises in the highest tones a Riesling Spätlese Nackenheimer Rothenberg of the vintage 1920. In the cellar of the winery even store a few bottles of this legendary Century wine
, The winery is a member of VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter). Since 1996, the winery Balbach heirs is leased.