You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. <br><strong>For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.</strong>

Log in Become a Member

The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Lorch in the German wine-growing region of Rheingau. It was first mentioned in the 13th century. It was only given its present name in the 1920s by Carl-Albrecht Graf von Kanitz. He inherited it from the Prussian minister Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein (1757-1831), whose family had owned the estate since the 16th century. Today, it is owned by Sebastian Graf von Kanitz, and Jens Pape is the manager.

The steep vineyards cover 15 hectares of vineyards on stony Devonian and Taunus slate soils in the Lorch sites Bodental-Steinberg, Kapellenberg, Krone, Pfaffenwies and Schlossberg. Around 95% of the area is classified as "Erste Lage" and thus complies with the regulations for the Erstes Gewächs wine level. They are mainly planted with Riesling, as well as some Pinot Noir and Gewürztraminer. The vineyards have been cultivated according to the rules of organic viticulture since 1968. After a three-year conversion phase, the winery has been a member of the organic association ECOVIN since 1992. Since the 2014 vintage, the wines have been produced vegan without the use of animal products. In years with suitable weather conditions, noble sweet wines are also pressed. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines and noble spirits (yeast) are also produced. The winery is a member of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates).

Voices of our members

Sigi Hiss

There is a vast number of sources on the web where one can acquire knowledge about wine. But none has the scope, timeliness and accuracy of the information in the encyclopaedia at wein.plus. I use it regularly and rely on it.

Sigi Hiss
freier Autor und Weinberater (Fine, Vinum u.a.), Bad Krozingen

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,079 Keywords · 46,829 Synonyms · 5,323 Translations · 31,413 Pronunciations · 186,885 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon