The history of the winery with headquarters in the city of Trier in the German wine-growing region Moselle goes back to the Romans. The origin of today's wine cellar lies in the old Roman masonry, which was built around 330 AD and is still partially preserved. The on the label The figure of Saint James with walking staff contained in the estate bottlings refers to the St. Jakob Hospital in Trier. There pilgrims found in the Middle Ages on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela a hostel. Later, the hospital provided a shelter for the poor and the frail. In one of the accounting books of the St. Jakob Hospital, the cultivation of Riesling is documented in 1464. In the course of secularization under Napoleon (1769-1821), the United Hospitals were founded in Trier in 1805 as a foundation and in the area of the former Benedictine Abbey St. Irminen settled. To this day, the foundation's mission is to look after sick and disabled people as well as in the famous Hospices de Beaune financed from a vineyard estate and other estates.
The vineyards cover 25 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Altenberg (Kanzem), eye-witnesses in sole possession (Trier), Goldtröpfchen and Schubertslay (Piesport) hell in sole ownership, Kupp and Scharzhofberg (Wiltingen), as well Castle Saarfelser Schlossberg (Serrig) in sole ownership. You are 90% with Riesling, the bran residue with the varieties Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ), Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) and Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) planted. It will be close to nature, environmentally friendly viticulture ecological Aspects with greening and use of natural fertilizer practiced. The grapes, which are selectively harvested according to strict yield limits, are gently pressed. The top qualities are developed separately according to layers. There are also produced brandies (fruit, yeast, pomace) and bottled Riesling sects. The winery is a member of VDP,