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The winery is located in the municipality of Hochheim in the German wine-growing region of Rheingau. Its origins date back to 1780, when the vineyard was purchased from Count York by the father of the Mainz Cathedral Dean, Dr. Franz Werner. According to the chronicle, the first wine auction took place in 1795. Even today, the estate regularly participates in auctions and the Mainz Wine Exchange. Today, Dr. Franz Werner Michel is the seventh generation of the family to run the estate. The vineyards cover 13 hectares of vineyards in the Hochheim vineyards Domdechaney, Hölle, Kirchenstück, Stein, Stielweg and Reichestal, all of which are classified as " Erstes Gewächs" in accordance with the Rheingau quality mark ordinance. They are 98% planted with Riesling, the small remainder with Pinot Noir and Frühburgunder. The extract-rich and long-lived Riesling wines mature individually depending on the type of wine. The wines are mainly sold to the gastronomy and specialised trade, two thirds are exported. The winery is a member of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates).

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