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The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Kanzem (Saar area) in the German wine-growing region of Mosel. Its history dates back to the early 16th century. The estate came into the possession of the Grach-Weissebach-von Othegraven family in 1805. It was first run by Katharina Grach-Weissebach (1789-1826) and later by Maria von Othegraven (1899-1995) until her death. Afterwards, her niece, Dr Heidi Kegel, took over the management. In mid-2010, the winery was taken over by TV presenter Günter Jauch (grandson of Elsa von Othegraven). Since 2004, Andreas Barth, who continues to manage the Lubentiushof in Niederfell, was responsible for the development of the wines as cellar master. Since 2010, he has been responsible as managing director.

The cultivated vineyards cover 16 hectares of vines in largely the single vineyard sites Altenberg im Herzstück (Kanzem), Bockstein (Ockfen), Herrenberg (Wawern) and Kupp (Wiltingen). Dr. Heidi Kegel was able to prevent a planned, extremely controversial land consolidation measure, in the course of which the Kanzem Altenberg would have been cut through by a road at the middle height of the steep slope. 100% Riesling is cultivated. The flagship is the "Riesling Kanzem Altenberg" marketed as Grosses Gewächs, which is also bottled in magnums (1.5 l). The winery is a member of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates).

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