The winery is located in the community of Zell-Merl (area of Burg Cochem) in the German Mosel
wine region. The family has been growing wine since 1540, that is, for well over 500 years. In its current structure, the company is managed by the third generation. Since 1972 it has been managed by Albert Kallfelz. At that time, the vineyards covered only 1.8 hectares. In the year 2000 the company buildings were enlarged. Today more than 43 hectares are cultivated in the locations Adler, Fettgarten, Königslay (almost exclusively owned) and Stephansberg (Merl). Two thirds of these are located on steep slopes. Mainly Riesling is cultivated, as well as smaller quantities of Pinot Blanc and Müller-Thurgau. In addition, grapes are also bought from contract winegrowers. Consistently integrated viticulture
is pursued in harmony with nature. The wines are vinified and marketed in three lines: Schoppenwein, Gutswein (from the best sites) and Selection (from the Grand Cru sites). 85% of the wines are aged dry. Natural corks are not used, the bottles are closed with high-quality plastic corks. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced.