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The estate is located in the municipality of Zell-Merl (Burg Cochem area) in the German wine-growing region Moselle, The family has been wine-growing since 1540, well over 500 years. In its current structure, the company is managed in the third generation. He has been headed by Albert Kallfelz since 1972. At that time, the vineyards only covered 1.8 hectares. In 2000 the company buildings were enlarged. Today, over 43 hectares are cultivated in the Adler, Fettgarten, Königslay (almost exclusively owned) and Stephansberg (Merl) sites. Two thirds of them are on steep slopes. The Riesling is mainly cultivated, as well as smaller quantities of Pinot Blanc and Müller-Thurgau. In addition, grapes are also purchased from contract winemakers. It becomes consistent integrated viticulture operated in harmony with nature. The wines are vinified and marketed in the three lines Schoppenweine, Gutsweine (from the best locations) and Selection (from the Grand Cru locations). 85% of the wines are aged dry. There is no natural cork, the bottles are closed with high-quality plastic corks. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced.

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