The estate is located in the municipality of Westhofen in the German wine-growing region Rheinhessen
, It was founded in 1763 by Johann Michael Groebe. Since then, the coat of arms with the old Christian symbol for wine, the Andreaskreuz, has been used. After extensive structural measures, the winery with all farm buildings has been completely located in Westhofen since 2012; the Biebesheim site was closed. The company is managed by Dipl. Ing. Oenologist Friedrich Groebe. The vineyards cover nine hectares of vineyards in the VDP-classified individual layers Aulerde
(Westhofen). 70% of them are planted with Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Silvaner, Scheurebe, Portugieser.
The management follows the rules of organic viticulture or Integrated crop protection
, Of course, this includes growing up greening
, as well as dispensing with mineral fertilization
, To combat mildew
come alongside sulfur
also environmentally friendly fungicides
with a longer effective period for use. The animal pests are with beneficials
and by means of disrupter
kept in check insecticides
is waived. Great attention is paid to targeted pruning
and carefully cultivated soil and foliage.
The musts will spontaneous
fermented, with special emphasis on slow and cool fermentation. The fermentation
and the expansion of the wines takes place traditionally and exclusively in large oak barrels (piece size). The wines are made according to the VDP classification
in the three lines Great location (sweet fruit from the late harvest), local wines (Westhofener) and estate wines (GROEBE à la carte) marketed and exported worldwide. The winery is a member of VDP
(Association of German quality wine estates).