The estate is located in the commune of Ortenberg in the Käfersberg district (Ortenau area) in the German wine-growing region to bathe
, It is named after the palace complex, which was rebuilt between 1838 and 1843, but which is only the namesake. A youth hostel has been set up in the castle in the middle of the vineyard area. The winery was only created in 1997 from the merger of the St. Andreas Hospital for the Elderly and Poor, which was founded in 1300 and owned by the city of Offenburg and the test vineyard Schloss Ortenberg belonging to the Ortenau district. Matthias Wolf BA is the administrator and managing director, Hans-Peter Rieflin is the cellar master.
The vineyards cover 45 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Abtsberg
(Zell-Weierbach), Halde (Zunsweier), Nollenköpfle (Gengenbach), as well as Andreasberg and the almost exclusively owned Schlossberg
(Ortenberg). They are with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as with the white wine varieties Klingelberger
(Riesling), Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Kerner, Scheurebe, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Gris, Silvaner and Muscat. In the vineyard, for example, natural and environmentally friendly management takes place greening
using pheromones, fungal and insect-resistant farming, creating biotope areas, reduced yields and hand picking in several passes.
The quality criteria for winemaking are temperature-controlled cold fermentation, biological acid degradation (usually for red wines and individual white Burgundy varieties) and long yeast storage. There are no individual layers on the bottle label, but the focus is on the winery and grape variety. The wines are marketed in two product lines. These are the "St.-Andreas" entry-level line and the "Schloss Ortenberg" premium line. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines and brandies (pomace) are also produced. The company is a supporting member of Slow food