The estate is located in the community Neuweier (area Ortenau) in the German wine-growing region to bathe
, The origin of the castle dates back to the 12th century. The former castle owner Freiherr Philipp Franz von Knebel-Katzenellenbogen (1733-1816) had 1785 "Niersteiner and Laubenheimer vines" (Riesling) plant in his vineyards. He also left the Rieslings from Lage Mauerberg bocksbeutel
(this exemption applies to the use of the otherwise franc-free bottle shape is still valid today). In 1992 the castle was extensively renovated. In addition, large investments were made in the cellar technology. Immediately adjacent to the core layer supported by dry stone walls, in the mid-1990s in the Mauerberg, a previously unexploded filet piece threatened by landslides at a depth of 20 meters - the "Golden Hole" - was opened up and provided with transverse terraces. Since the year 2012 it is owned by the family Schätzle.
The vineyards cover 17 hectares of vineyards in the Neuweier individual layers Mauerberg
and (in sole possession) Schlossberg
, They are planted exclusively with the white varieties Riesling (13 ha), Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. The management of the vineyards takes place according to the rules of the Integrated pest management
, The variety of animals and plants is impressive, among other things there are palace hawks and pheasants. After the selective harvest, the grapes are gently pressed. For the restrained, cooled fermentation various yeasts are used. While the Rieslings and Gewürztraminer are completely expanded in stainless steel, this is partly done in white and Pinot Noir also in large wooden barrels. In the in-house distillery fine spirits are produced. The winery is a member of the associations Pro Riesling
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).