The winery is located in the community of Mainz-Ebersheim (Nierstein area) in the German wine-growing region Rheinhessen. The traditional family has been growing wine for centuries. After graduating in 2002 with a degree in viticulture and oenology in Geisenheim, Marco W. Becker and his wife Alexandra run the business. The guiding principle of the company and the family is: Our passion for your enjoyment - passion, for our passion, for our home, for our life, with, around and for our wines.
The vineyards cover 17 hectares of vines on mainly loess-loam and clay-marl soils in the individual sites Kreuzberg, Leidhecke, Silberberg (Bodenheim), Hüttberg, Sand, Weinkeller (Ebersheim), , Kellersberg (Gau-Bischofsheim), Fuchsloch, Herrgottspfad, Ölberg (Gau-Odernheim), Lieth, Schlossberg (Harxheim), Ölgild (Lörzweiler), Kloppenberg (Mommenheim), Schmittskapellchen (Nackenheim), and Kapellenberg (Ober-Olm). They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling,Pinot Gris, PinotBlanc, Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Scheurebe, Faberrebe, Kerner, Huxelrebe, Saphira and Ortega, as well as the red wine varietiesPinot Noir, Frühburgunder, Blauer Portugieser, Regent and Dornfelder.
The vineyards are cultivated in an environmentally friendly manner with a focus on sustainability. This includes damage threshold analysis, weather-dependent greening, as well as natural fertilization with manure, straw and green manure. Quality enhancing measures in elaborate manual work are targeted vine pruning, defoliation, thinning out of shoots and grapes. All wines are fermented spontaneously and sealed with corks (natural corks). The red wines undergo a classic maceration, mostly with must removal, and are bottled in July/August. The white wines are fermented with gentle pressing of the grapes without pre-mashing after sedimentation, stored on the for a long time and bottled mostly from April/May onwards.
Among the premium wines of the house are Ortega Trockenbeerenauslese, Gewürztraminer Herrnberg and Riesling Auslese trocken. We also produce bottle-fermented sparkling wines and, in years with suitable weather conditions, also Auslese and ice wines. About 3,000 cases of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of the associations Generation Riesling, Netzwerk Nachhaltiger Weinbau, Wine in Moderation, BWV, Kultur-und Weinbotschafter von Rheinhessen and Lernort Bauernhof.