The estate is located in the city of Trier (Bernkastel area) in the German wine-growing region Moselle and is owned by the country Rheinland-Pfalz, The Weinbaudomäne was founded in 1896 as a model company to serve as an example for the winegrowers in the country when it came to introducing progressive and rational methods in viticulture and cellar management. Also the development and testing of control methods against phylloxera and fungal diseases were important tasks. In 1902, a large cellar complex was built in Trier, in which over 1,000 on 5,475 m² fuder Wine could be stored. In 1977 there was a merger with the Landes-Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt (LLVA); the domains in Serrig and Ockfen were privatized in the 1990s.
In 2009, the foundation stone was laid for a modern new winery in the Avelertal. This was put into operation in August 2010. In this context, the old location in the city center was abandoned. This ensured that a state winegrowing company remained at the Trier location with the corresponding preservation of jobs and the management of the wine locations that are important and formative for the city of Trier. Wine customers have the opportunity to get advice and taste the wines of the domain in the middle of the vineyards of the Avelsbacher Hammerstein area. In addition, attractive events such as the "Art and Culture for All Senses" festival and the "Mulled Wine Market" will take place at the new location. Gerd Permesang acts as administrator, Günter Welter is responsible as cellar master.
The vineyards cover 26 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Hammerstein (Avelsbach), as well as Deutschherrenberg, Deutschherrenköpfchen and St. Maximiner Kreuzberg (Trier), which consist of 70% steep slopes. In addition to the main grape variety Riesling (85% of the area under vine) the white varieties Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Auxerrois and Müller-Thurgau as well as the red varieties Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) and regent grown. Environmentally friendly management is carried out with no high levels yield, There has been a change to since 2014 Organic viticulture, The wines are temperature controlled stainless steel tanks fermented cool. It also becomes a bottle-fermented sparkling wine produced. The national coat of arms and a stylized eagle are embossed on the labels as a privilege of the former Prussian state wineries. Around 150,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.