Today's teaching and testing company is located in the municipality of Oppenheim (Nierstein area) in the German growing region Rheinhessen
, The Weinbaudomäne
was founded in 1900 by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and near Rhine (1868-1937) and then comprised 83 hectares. The Grand Ducal Fruit and Wine School, based in Oppenheim, was founded on his initiative as early as 1895. The first director from 1902 to 1933 was Heinrich Fuhr (1870-1958). This German wine pioneer founded a vine protection service in 1907, which became a model for all German wine-growing regions. It began with the proliferation of American rootstock and the famous document
SO 4 created. This subsequently developed into one of the most popular rootstocks in German winegrowing. Improved viticulture techniques have also been introduced. In 1976, the areas of the dissolved wine-growing administration in Mainz
accepted. Finally, in 1992, the former state winery and the former wine-growing domain were merged into today's wine-growing domain Oppenheim. The domain has been managed by Otto Schätzel since 2000; The manager is Gunter Schenkel, the cellar master is Thorsten Eller.
The vineyards now cover around 23 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Glöck
- privately owned, Mount of Olives
(Oppenheim), as well Rothenberg
(Nackenheim). They are 80% with the white varieties Riesling (this covers almost half of 11 ha), Silvaner, White Burgundy, Gray Burgundy, Chardonnay, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc, and 20% with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Portuguese, St. Laurent, Regent and Cabernet Dorio planted. Environmentally friendly cultivation is practiced according to the VDP guidelines. The long-term average yield is 75 hl / ha. The white wines are fermented cold and aged 50% dry in stainless steel. Around a third are predicate wines; noble sweet specialties are pressed in suitable years. The red wines are traditionally aged in large wooden barrels and partly in barriques. Around 150,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. Bottle-fermented sect are also produced. The wine-growing domain Oppenheim is a member of VDP
(Association of German quality wine estates).