The estate is located in the municipality of Dernau in the German wine-growing region Ahr, It was founded in 1910 by Gottfried Sebastian. The company has been run by the sisters Andrea Bertram and Ricarda Sebastian in fourth family generation since 1998. After an internship at the Dernau winery Meyer Näkel (2009), the degree in viticulture and oenology as a "Bachelor of Science" in the university of applied sciences Geisenheim (2012) and the function "German Wine Queen" as ambassador for German wine (2013), daughter Julia Bertram vinified the first wine line of 1.3 hectares of vines in 2014.
The vineyards cover 3.5 hectares of vineyards in individual locations 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% Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) and something planted. Through the steep slopes only manual work is possible. The measures reduce yields or improve quality Defoliation. grapes division and thin out reached. 100% selective hand picking means that only ripe and healthy grapes are processed.
The wines should be treated with care 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 yeast fermented spontaneously and aged for a long time in wooden barrels of various sizes. The premium wines are the two Spätburgunder Mönchberg and Trotzenberg. 20,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.