The traditional winery with a centuries-long history is located in the municipality of Wallhausen in the German wine-growing region Near, It is the oldest family winery in Germany continuously owned by the family. The oldest known document about the Dalberg family's vineyard ownership (which was then still called Weierbach) comes from a goods list from the year 1200 called "Wingert in Summelachen" (today Sommerloch), or 1217 vineyard on "Breitwiesen". The great-grandmother of Felix Prinz zu Salm-Salm, the current owner, was the last Dalberg. In 1911 she married Prince Franz zu Salm-Salm. Michael Prinz zu Salm-Salm, the father of Prince Felix zu Salm-Salm, was President of the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter), whose long-standing member is the company. The owners are Felix and Michael Prinz zu Salm-Salm, with Felix Prinz zu Salm-Salm as manager.
The vineyards on the Nahe comprise 11.5 hectares of vineyards in individual locations mountain (Roxheim) Felseneck and Johannisberg (Wallhausen), Knight's Hell (Dalberg) and Steinrossel (summer hole). As early as 1995, the switch to a Organic viticulture completed. Among other things, a year-round takes place in the vineyards greening to ensure the natural nitrogen supply to the soil and the vines. Additional nutrients are added exclusively through organic fertilization, which is why they are completely mineral fertilization can be dispensed with.
In 2006 the former winery Villa Sachsen was in Bingen in the growing area Rheinhessen became the sole property of the Prinz zu Salm-Salm family. After the cellar in Bingen was closed in 2011, the wines were vinified in Wallhausen. Until the 2011 vintage, the wines were marketed under the RHEINGRAF label. The company was then fully integrated in the 2012 vintage. The vineyards cover 10 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers of Binger Kirchberg and Scharlachberg, From the 2012 vintage, the conversion and management also took place in this business Organic viticulture,
Around three quarters of the vineyards in the Binger and Wallhäuser locations are included Riesling, as well as Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ), Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Scheurebe and Merlot planted. All wines from both companies carry the Prinz Salm label - with the origin Near or Rheinhessen, Around 65% are dry, 30% semi-dry and 5% residual sweet. The top of the quality pyramid is formed by Rieslings from the large layers Felseneck and Johannisberg (Wallhausen) in Nahe and Kirchberg and Scharlachberg (Bingen) in Rheinhessen, as well as the first layers Steinrossel (Sommerloch), Ritterhölle (Dalberg) and Berg (Roxheim) on the Nahe. They are the only ones with the layer name on the label. Around 40% of the wines are still traditional fermented and expanded; only Pinot Noir and Merlot mature in It is also bottle-fermented sparkling wine, Wine and yeast brandy produced. The company is a member of The goods,