The estate is located in the community Weisenheim am Sand (area Mittelhaardt / German Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate
, The traditional family has been practicing viticulture since the 17th century. The first bottling was introduced in the mid-1960s by Willi Langenwalter. Son Klaus Langenwalter and his wife Renate extended the family business gradually to 24 hectares of vineyards. In 2011, a newly built cellar was put into operation. After training as a wine technician in 2002, Thorsten Langenwalter joined the winegrowing business and now runs it together with his parents and wife Daniela. In 2010, the operation of the parents-in-law in the town of Freinsheim was also taken over.
The vineyards today comprise nearly 31 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Altenberg, Burgweg, Goldberg, Hahnenberg, heap and Hasenzeile (Weisenheim am Sand), and Musikantenbuckel, Oschelskopf and Black Cross (Freinsheim). They are planted with the white varieties Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay, and the red varieties Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. The management of the vineyards is environmentally friendly, ecological Aspects. These include, among others greening
, organic fertilization
, Waiver insecticides
and Pest Control by Verwirrmethode. Quality criteria are yield reduction through appropriate pruning, foliage care
for the right relationship between foliage, grapes, aeration and sunbeams, as well as and thin out
with around 50%.
The selective harvest is largely done by hand in several passes. Only healthy and fully ripe grapes are processed quickly and above all very gently with the most modern technology. The white wines are largely fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures between 15 and 17 ° Celsius fruity and pure golden. High quality batches ferment partly in wood and barrique. The red wines are stored after the maceration
almost a year in a large wooden barrel. Complex, strong wines ripen for 12 to 24 months in barrique. The premium wines include Hahnen Weißburgunder and Altenberg Pinot Noir. Every year 150,000 bottles of wine are produced, of which 15% are exported mainly to the Netherlands and Denmark. The winery is a member of the vintners' association Barrique Forum Palatinate