The history of the winery with headquarters in the city of Trier in the German wine-growing region Moselle
goes back to the Romans. The origin of today's wine cellar lies in the old Roman masonry, which was built around 330 AD, whose brick floor and walls are still partially preserved. The figure of St. James with a walking staff, which is included on the bottle label of the Gutsabfüllungen, refers to the St. Jakob Hospital in Trier. There pilgrims found in the Middle Ages on the pilgrimage to the tomb of the Apostle Jacobus to Santiago de Compostela a hostel. Later, the hospital provided a shelter for the poor and infirm. Here they were provided with food and a sleeping place. In one of the accounting books of the St. Jakob Hospital, the cultivation of Riesling is documented in 1464. In the course of secularization under Napoleon
(1769-1821), the United Hospitals were founded in Trier in 1805 as a foundation under public law and in the area of the former Benedictine Abbey
St. Irminen settled. The board of directors includes the respective mayor and the Bishop of Trier. To this day, the foundation's mission is to provide care for sick and disabled people. This free hospital will be like the famous one Hospices de Beaune
financed in Burgundy from a vineyard property and other estates.
The vineyards cover 25 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Altenberg
(Kanzem), eye-witnesses in sole possession (Trier), Goldtröpfchen
in sole ownership, Kupp
(Wiltingen), as well Castle Saarfelser Schlossberg
in sole ownership (Serrig). They are planted to 90% with Riesling, and the varieties Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. It is natural, environmentally friendly viticulture after ecological
Aspects with greening
and use of natural fertilizer practiced. The grapes, which are selectively selected according to strict yield limits, are gently pressed. The top qualities are developed separately according to layers. There are also produced brandies (fruit, yeast, pomace) and bottled Riesling sects. The winery is a member of VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).