The winery is located in the municipality of Dernau in the German wine-growing region of Ahr. It was founded in 1910 by Gottfried Sebastian. Since 1998, the winery has been run by the fourth generation of the family, the sisters Andrea Bertram and Ricarda Sebastian. After an internship at the Meyer-Näkel winery in Dernau (2009), the completion of studies in viticulture and oenology as a "Bachelor of Science" at the Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences (2012) and the function of "German Wine Queen" as ambassador of German wine (2013), the first wine line of 1.3 hectares of vines was vinified by daughter Julia Bertram in 2014.
The vineyards cover 3.5 hectares of vines in the single vineyard sites Burggarten, Hardtberg, Pfarrwingert and Schieferlay (Dernau), Mönchberg (Mayschoss) and Trotzenberg (Marienthal), Daubhaus, Forstberg and Rosenthal (Ahrweil), as well as Kirchtürmchen and Sonnenberg (Bad Neuenahr). They are 95% planted with Pinot Noir and some Frühburgunder. Due to the steep slopes, only manual work is possible. Yield reduction and quality improvement are achieved by defoliation, grape splitting and thinning. Only ripe and healthy grapes are processed by 100% selective hand harvesting.
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Restaurantleiter, Sommelier, Weindozent und Autor; Dresden