The winery is located in the municipality of Monzingen in the German wine-growing region Near
, Already J. Wolfgang von Goethe
(1749-1832) mentioned in his wine notes the excellent "Monzinger wine". The Emrich family cultivated wine on the Nahe River since the middle of the 18th century. The estate was originally run as a mixed farm (agriculture, livestock, viticulture). From the mid-1960s, Wilhelm Schönleber (born in Schwabe) and later his son Werner Schönleber restructured the business into a pure winery. The vineyard grew in this time of about two to ten hectares. Today, the winery is run by Werner and Frank Schönleber. The three internal principles of the house regarding the wines are: 1. drinking fun; 2. honest, authentic, ancestry typical
; 3. Layer wines with distinctive character.
The vineyards cover over 19 hectares of vineyards, which are planted to 85% with Riesling, the rest with the varieties Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, and some Müller-Thurgau. The best areas are in the individual layers Frühlingsplätzchen
, as well as the cadastral locationOn the ley
(Monzingen). In the last 40 years great effort has been made to maintain and reclaim the steep plots. In the management is on the harmony between vines and the Water-
respected. By appropriate foliage care
It ensures a good ventilation of the foliage wall and healthy vines, which also allows a later reading. If necessary is self-made compost
After selective harvest and careful grape processing, a slow, controlled fermentation takes place. When expanding is after noninvasive
Usually as little influence as possible on the own development of the wines taken. Already since the year 1997 only Rieslings from the best plots with layer names are marketed. These are today according to the VDP classification model
as Great locations classified. The winery is a member of VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).