The winery is located in the municipality Dernau in the German wine-growing region Ahr, It was founded in 1910 by Gottfried Sebastian. The company is run by the sisters Andrea Bertram and Ricarda Sebastian since 1998 in the fourth generation of the family. After an internship in the Dernauer winery Meyer Näkel (2009), the degree of viticulture and oenology as "Bachelor of Science" in the University of Applied Sciences Geisenheim (2012) and the function "German Wine Queen" as ambassador of the German Wine (2013) was vinified by daughter Julia Bertram in 2014, the first wine line of 1.3 hectares of vineyards.
The vineyards cover 3.5 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Castle garden. Hardtberg. Pfarrwingert and Schieferlay (Dernau) Mönchberg (Mayschoss) and Trotzenberg (Marienthal) Daubhaus. Forstberg and Rosenthal (Ahrweil), as well church tower and Sonnenberg (Bad Neuenahr). They are 95% with Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) and something Frühburgunder planted. By the steep slopes only manual work is possible. A reduction in yield or quality improvement is through the measures Defoliation. grapes division and thin out reached. Through 100% selective hand-picking, only ripe and healthy grapes are processed.
By a careful processing should be in the wines of the ground, the weather, the work in the vineyard, the vintage and reflect the handwriting of the winemaker. The wines are made without the use of pure breeding yeast fermented spontaneously and long matured in wooden barrels of various sizes. The premium wines are the two Spätburgunder Mönchberg and Trotzenberg. Every year, 20,000 bottles of wine are produced.