The traditional winery is located in Baden-Baden, district Varnhalt, in the German wine-growing region to bathe, Thanks to the surrounding mountains forms the climate the perfect basis for the cultivation of high-quality wines. This potential was recognized by the Cistercian the Lichtenthal Abbey already in 1268. They planted on the monastery rock for the first time Pinot Noir vines, they from the mother monastery of Cîteaux at Beaune ( Burgundy ). By the under Kaiser Napoleon (1769-1821) carried out secularization measures the possession in 1802 to the Margrave of Baden. The Margrave's court administration sold the estate in 1864 to Rudolf von Koch, who in 1870 co-founded Deutsche Bank in Berlin.