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The history of the famous family is inseparably linked to the history of German quality viticulture. The ancestors were outstanding winegrowers, art connoisseurs, wine experts and actively involved in political life as mayors, members of parliament and as wine book authors. The origin is the Ketschauerhof, which was already mentioned in 1250. In 1783, Johann Peter Jordan (whose father had immigrated from Savoy in 1708) built an estate with a winery in Deidesheim, north of Neustadt an der Weinstraße, which has remained the centre of the estate to this day. Andreas Jordan (1775-1848) is considered the founder of the winery and also of quality winegrowing in the Palatinate. He bought the Ketschauerhof together with some of the best vineyards. A letter from this time has been preserved in which J. W. von Goethe (1749-1832) ordered the 1811 wine, which he often praised and called Comet wine, from the Bassermann estate in 1820 for a stay at a health resort.

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