The estate is located in the municipality of Weisenheim am Sand (Mittelhaardt area / German Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate, The traditional family has been wine-growing here since the 17th century. The first bottling was introduced by Willi Langenwalter in the mid-1960s. Son Klaus Langenwalter and his wife Renate gradually expanded the family business to 24 hectares of vineyards. In 2011 a newly built basement was put into operation. After training as a wine technician in 2002, Thorsten Langenwalter joined the winery and now runs it together with his parents and wife Daniela. In 2010 the operation of the parents-in-law in the municipality of Freinsheim was also taken over.
The vineyards now cover almost 31 hectares of vineyards in the individual vineyards Altenberg, Burgweg, Goldberg, Hahnenberg, Halde and Hasenzeile (Weisenheim am Sand), as well as Musikantenbuckel, Oschelskopf and Schwarzes Kreuz (Freinsheim). You are with the white wines Riesling, Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ), Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) and Chardonnay, as well as the red wine varieties Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) and Cabernet Sauvignon planted. Management is based on environmentally friendly, Aspects. These include greening, organic fertilization, Waiving insecticides and pest control using the confusion method. Quality criteria are yield reduction through appropriate pruning, foliage care for the correct relationship between foliage, grapes, ventilation and sun rays, and and thin out with around 50%.
The selective harvesting is largely done by hand in several passes. Only healthy and fully ripe grapes are processed quickly and, above all, very gently using the latest technology. The white wines are largely fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures between 15 and 17 ° Celsius fruity and pure. High-quality batches ferment partly in wood and barrique. The red wines are stored after maceration a barely a year in a big wooden barrel. Complex, strong wines then mature in barriques for 12 to 24 months. The premium wines include Hahnen Weißburgunder and Altenberg Spätburgunder. 150,000 bottles of wine are produced annually, of which 15% are exported mainly to the Netherlands and Denmark. The winery is a member of the winegrowers' association Palatinate Forum,