The winery is located in the municipality of Langenlonsheim in the German wine-growing region of Nahe. The winery, previously run by Helga and Helmut Binzel, was handed over to their son Andreas in 2005. He had studied viticulture and enology in Geisenheim and gained practical experience at the Simi Winery (Alexander Valley, California), Bergkelder (South Africa) and Babich (New Zealand). The vineyards cover 5.5 hectares of vines in the single vineyard sites Königsschild, Löhrer Berg, Rothenberg and Steinchen (Langenlonsheim), as well as Hipperich and Rosenteich (Guldental). More than 90% of the vineyards are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Kerner, Scheurebe and Huxelrebe, the rest with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir and Dornfelder.
The glossary is a monumental achievement and one of the most important contributions to wine knowledge. Of all the encyclopaedias I use on the subject of wine, it is by far the most important. That was the case ten years ago and it hasn't changed since.Andreas Essl