The estate is located in the community Rhodt under Rietburg (area Southern Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate
, The traditional Kastanienhof has been family-owned since 1780. The company is run today by Karl-Heinz and son Knut Fader, supported by their wives Hedwig and Heike. The vineyards cover 18 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Münzberg
(Godramstein), as well as Klosterpfad, Rosengarten and Schlossberg
(Rhodt). From another three hectares, grapes are purchased from contract growers. The white varieties Riesling (mainly in Schlossberg), Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Auxerrois, Muskateller and Gewürztraminer, as well as the red varieties Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Blauer Portugieser, Dornfelder, St. Laurent and Merlot are cultivated and processed.
There is a natural, environmentally friendly management. These include organic fertilization
, blooming greening
and intense foliage care
with the aim of intact soil. At the harvest is on physiologically mature
, healthy grape variety value. It is gently preserved with good must clarification, bred fermentation and long storage on the lees processed. The white estate wines are fresh and fruity in steel tanks, the premium wines in 600-liter oak barrels or barrique. The reds are ripening after the maceration
6 to 18 months in 600-liter oak barrels or premium wines in oak barrels. The premium wines are Riesling Spätlese dry Buntsandstein Old vines, Grauer Burgunder Spätlese dry Old vines and Cabernet Sauvignon Klosterpfad.