The Jost family has been practicing viticulture for almost two centuries. The vineyards cover a total of 12 hectares of vineyards in two German growing areas. In both the winery is a member of the VDP
(Association of German quality wine estates). Today's fifth generation family owner is Dipl. Ing. Peter Jost, who took over the business from his father Toni in 1975. In his honor, the tradition of naming the company after the current owner was broken. The main winery is located in the commune of Bacharach in the growing region middle Rhine
, The vineyards cover eight hectares of vineyards. The location tap
is almost entirely privately owned with 4.5 hectares, from which the name "Hahnenhof" is derived.
The vineyards in Rheingau
cover 3.5 hectares of vineyards capable Walkenberg
(Walluf). The local winery was founded as a mixed agricultural enterprise with viticulture, fruit growing and a mill. It came into the possession of the Jost family in 1953 through inheritance. The wines are vinified in Bacharach. 80% of the vineyards are planted with Riesling, Pinot Noir (15%), Pinot Blanc and dark fields. In the vineyards after Viewpoints with targeted Humuswirtschaft
, Promotion of beneficials and waiver insecticides
worked against animal pests. There is a late harvest and selective harvesting in several runs per vineyard. Fermentation takes place slowly at low temperatures. The wines are aged in steel tanks or wooden barrels depending on their suitability; the best Pinot Noirs are stored in barriques for 12 to 15 months. The wines from the Hahn and Walkenberg sites are considered Big plant
marketed. Bottle-fermented sparkling wine is also produced.