The estate is located in the commune of Bissersheim (Mittelhaardt area / Deutsche Weinstraße) in the German wine-growing region palatinate, The Wageck family has been based here for centuries, and viticulture was founded by Wilhelm Wageck. The Wageck-Pfaffmann winery was established in 1973 when Gunter Pfaffmann from Walsheim near Landau married into the company. The two sons Frank and Thomas Pfaffmann rose after completing their studies at the university of applied sciences Geisenheim into the company and are now the fifth generation to manage it.
The vineyards cover 58 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers of Goldberg, Held, Orlenberg and Steig (Bissersheim), Steinacker (Kirchheim an der Weinstrasse), as well as Burgweg and Osterberg (Großkarlbach). Around 60% of them are white wine varieties Riesling. Chardonnay, Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ), Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Sauvignon Blanc. Müller-Thurgau. Auxerrois. Kerner. Sylvaner. Faberrebe and Ortega, as well as 40% with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Blue Portuguese. Dornfelder. Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Petit Verdot. St. Laurent, Black Riesling ( Pinot Meunier ) . Cabernet Dorsa. Cabernet Dorio. Cabernet Mitos. Cabernet Cubin. dark fields and Lemberger ( ) planted. There is a natural, environmentally friendly management by doing without herbicides. plant protection with environmentally friendly recycling syringes for over 20 years, as well fertilization With compost (Marc and horse manure). By a moderate pruning in spring as well as extremely complex vine care in the leaf / grape zone and thin out (Green harvest) in July and August becomes the basis for low yield placed. After a meticulous manual selection, a new selection is carried out at the sorting table.
The vinification does not follow a rigid scheme, but is individually aligned or coordinated with the variety, location and vintage. For the white varieties, the maceration time, the pressed fractions and the degree of turbidity of the must are also decided specifically. The white and red wines are partly with the estate wine, from the local wines to 100% fermented spontaneously, The layered wines are 100% aged in wooden barrels. The white wines in half pieces, tonneau or barrique, the red wines in barrique with up to 100% new wood depending on the variety and vintage. Depending on the variety, the local wines are aged up to 100% in barriques or in large wooden barrels. Depending on the variety, the white estate wines mature in wooden barrels (Sauvignon Blanc, Burgundy) or sometimes in steel tanks (Riesling), the red estate wines always 100% in barrels with multiple toppings. The house premium wines are Chardonnay Sülzner Weg as well as Spätburgunder Burgweg, Geisberg and Goldberg. The winery is a member of the winegrowers' association Palatinate Forum,