The winery is located in the municipality of Neustadt-Haardt an der Weinstraße (Mittelhaardt area) in the German wine-growing region of Pfalz. The owner, Oliver Zeter, completed an apprenticeship at the Dr. Deinhard winery (now von Winning) and trained as a viticultural technician in Weinsberg. After several stays abroad in Italy and South Africa, he initially founded a wine wholesale business with his father and brother before realising his dream of owning his own winery in 2007. His brother is responsible for the Zeter wine agency. In 2017, the winery's headquarters were moved to Neustadt-Haardt.
The vineyards comprise six hectares of self-owned vineyards as well as 18 hectares of leased land and contract vineyards with delivery of grapes in the single vineyard sites Steingebiss (Appenhofen) as well as Nussriegel and Weilberg (Ungstein), among others. The white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Muskateller, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, as well as the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Pinot Noir are processed. The vineyards are cultivated according to the rules of organic viticulture.
Depending on the type of wine, the wine is matured in stainless steel tanks, in concrete eggs, in barrique barrels or in single barrels. The product range includes the lines Tapps, Frucht, Mineral (long ageing on full lees), Struktur (spontaneous fer mentation, long ageing on fine le es, wooden barrel, no fining) and Sandstein Hingabe Zeit (wines with a big idea). The red wines are traditionally mash-fermented after cold maceration. The premium wines include the white wines Sauvignon Blanc "Baer", Viognier "Záfran" and Chenin Blanc, as well as the red wines "Z" (CS, CF and Syrah) and the Bordeaux blend "Zahir". The labels are adorned with a bear penned by the Palatinate artist Otto Dill (who was well acquainted with Oliver Zeter's great-grandfather Walter Baer). Around 250,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines and noble brandies (mirabelle plum, marc) are also produced.
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