The estate is located in the municipality of Bremm (Terrassenmosel area) in the German wine-growing region Moselle
, The traditional company will continue after the tragic accident of Ulrich Franzen (+2010) from his son Kilian Franzen with girlfriend Angelina Lenz. The team also includes winegrowing technician Benedikt Lenz. The mostly extremely steep vineyards cover over nine hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Calmont
(Bremm) and Fraunberg
(Neef). They are planted with the white varieties Riesling (almost 90%), Pinot Blanc, Elbling and Chardonnay. In 2002, work began on reactivating another 1.5 hectares of fallow vineyards in one of the vineyard's “Kaul” hollows and planting Riesling. The cultivation of the vineyards takes place under consideration Aspects. In winemaking, attempts are made to combine traditional experiences with the latest oenological and ecological findings. Since 1980, primarily dry, fermented wines have been produced.
Only high-quality, noble sweet grapes are vinified from noble rot grapes with at least 140 ° Oechsle. The two terms late harvest and selection are deliberately not used because the winery believes that the legal minimum requirements are too low and therefore not meaningful. The best dry Riesling wines are marketed as "quality wine with gold capsule". The Rieslings are made exclusively in stainless steel. With the 2003 vintage, only natural yeasts were produced for one for the first time spontaneous fermentation
used. There is no need for fining agents. The fine dry "Calidus Mons" (hot mountain) is a selection of the best grapes from vines over 70 years old. It can be called a Rebstock sponsorship
be acquired. Around 60,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of the winegrowers' associations Bernkasteler Ring
and cooks & winemakers on the terrace Moselle.