The estate is located in the community Sommerhausen (area Maindreieck) in the German wine-growing region Franconia, It was founded in 1435 by Schenk Konrad IV of Limpurg (1396-1482). As the "Kellerey" of the Erbschenken of the Holy Roman Empire, the coronation wines of German kings and emperors were produced here for centuries. The Steinmann family acquired the old castle estate in 1968 and renovated it faithfully. The roots of the family go back to the year 1537. The castle, built in 1435, serves mainly as a picturesque backdrop for festivities of all kinds. The wine production is outsourced to a newly built basement building on the outskirts. Today, the company is run in the 15th generation by Martin Steinmann.
The vineyards cover 20 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Kapellenberg (Eibelstadt), Sonnenstuhl (Randersacker), as well Reifenstein and Steinbach (Sommerhausen). The white wines are Sylvaner. Riesling. Müller-Thurgau. muscatel. Bacchus, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Rieslaner. Auxerrois, Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Chardonnay. Scheurebe. Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer that reactivated from the winery Bukettrebe and discovered and selected in 1964 by Johann Kaspar Steinmann Blue Silvaner, The red wines are Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Domina and Frühburgunder, Since 2011, the vineyards ecologically and sustainable farmed. Production and sales are carried out according to the certified rules of Fair'n Green,
In the winery assortment, the three main focuses apply Aroma. terroir and sparkling wine, The product range is according to the VDP classification model in great location, first location and estate wines articulated. The white wines are in the stainless steel tank expanded, the reds mature in French barriques, Selected estate wines are processed into bottle fermented sects, which are stored in the historic champagne cellar from 1435 for three years on the yeast. The premium products of the house are the VDP.Grossen plants (Silvaner and Riesling) from the location Steinbach-Alttenberg 1172, as well as the Le Grand Blanc, Le Grand Rosé and Le Grand Riesling sparkling wines with vintage name. The very sweet Rarities are stored in the treasury until the optimal enjoyment time. There are also different precious fires produced, some mature in small oak barrels. Every year around 10,000 bottles of sparkling wine are produced from the "avec pläsier line" (Burgundy cuvée, Riesling, Rosé). The winery is a member of the associations or associations Fair'n Green. VDP and Wine growing franc,