The "Wachtenburg Winzer eG" with its headquarters in the community of Wachenheim (area Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße) in the German wine-growing region Palatinate was founded in 1900 by 53 Palatinate winegrowers as a winegrowers' cooperative. The eponymous castle as a landmark of the community is emblazoned on the bottle label. Walter Reichardt is the first member of the board of directors, Werner Reichert is responsible as cellar master. Today, 58 winegrowing families cultivate a total of 335 hectares of vineyards in the individual vineyards of Altenburg, Bischofsgarten, Böhlig, Fuchsmantel, Gerümpel, Königswingert, Luginsland, Mandelgarten, Pechstein and Schlossberg, as well as Ungeheuer (forest). They are with the white wine varieties Riesling, Chardonnay,Pinot Blanc, PinotGris, Gewürztraminer, Kerner, Morio-Muscat, Müller-Thurgau, Scheurebe, Huxelrebe and Silvaner, as well as the red wine varietiesPinot Noir, Frühburgunder, Dornfelder, Acolon, Regent, St. Laurent, BlaufränkischThe vines are planted with blue Portuguese, black Riesling(Pinot Meunier), Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.