The estate is located in the commune of Randersacker (Maindreieck area) in the German wine-growing region Franconia
, The name goes back to a community of heirs around 1910. After the death of the former owners, their children and heirs did not divide the winery, contrary to the usual “Franconian real division”. Rather, the vineyards were managed together and the wines were marketed together under the name “Schmitt's Kinder”. The current owner Karl Martin Schmitt is considered one of the quality pioneers in Franconia. After studying viticulture in Geisenheim
and practical experience abroad, son Martin Johannes joined the company.
The vineyards cover 14 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Pfülben
, They are planted with the varieties Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Bacchus, Riesling, Domina, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Scheurebe and Rieslaner. Traditional oak barrels and stainless steel tanks are used for vinification and storage. Small batches of selected white and red wines are aged in barriques. In the case of the high-class wines, special emphasis is placed on the clear expression of the origin ( terroir
) placed. The location of the simpler wines is omitted. Much of the Bocksbeutel bottles
is closed with a screw cap. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. The winery is a member of VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) and one of the five Franconian TRIAS wineries