The history of the winery headquartered in the city of Trier in the German region Moselle goes back to the Romans. The origin of today's wine cellar lies in the old Roman masonry, which was built around AD 330 and is still partially preserved. The one on the label The figure of St. James with walking stick contained in the estate bottlings refers to the St. Jakob Hospital in Trier. Pilgrims found a hostel there on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in the Middle Ages. The hospital later offered shelter to the poor and infirm. The cultivation of Riesling is documented in one of the accounting books of the St. Jakob Hospital in 1464. In the course of secularization under Napoleon (1769-1821) the United Hospitien was founded as a foundation in Trier in 1805 and in the area of the former Benedictine Abbey St. Irminen settled. To this day, the foundation's mandate to care for sick and disabled people is the same as in the famous one Hospices de Beaune financed from a vineyard property and other goods.
The vineyards cover 25 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Altenberg (Kanzem), privately owned inspection company (Trier), Goldtröpfchen and Schubertslay (Piesport) hell privately owned, Kupp and Scharzhofberg (Wiltingen), as well Saarfels Castle Schlossberg (Serrig) privately owned. You are 90% with Riesling, the small rest with the varieties Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ), Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) and Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) planted. It becomes more natural, environmentally friendly viticulture ecological Aspects with greening and using natural fertilizers. The grapes, which are picked selectively according to strict yield limits, are gently pressed. The top qualities are developed separately according to locations. Fine brandies (fruit, yeast, pomace) and bottle-fermented Riesling sparkling wines are also produced. The winery is a member of VDP,