currently 158,981 Wines and 24,645 Producers, including 2,773 classified producers.
The winery is located in the municipality of Wachenheim (Mittelhaardt-German Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region of Pfalz. Its roots go back to the end of the 16th century to Bernhard Bürklin (1580-1636). His Renaissance house, built in 1606, still stands today. It received its present name in 1875 when Luise Wolf (1848-1882) married Privy Councillor Dr. Albert Bürklin (1844-1924). After the turn of the century, the latter developed the estate into an absolutely top-class business. The next owner was the grand-nephew of Privy Councillor Dr. Albert Bürklin (1907-1979; see family history in detail there). In 1990 it was taken over by his daughter Bettina Bürklin-von Guradze and her husband Christoian Gurazde. The winery subsequently initiated comprehensive measures to improve quality and was the initiator of Grosses Gewächs Pfalz with the goal of a Palatinate site classification. Today, the winery is one of the largest privately owned vineyards in Germany. Steffen Brahner has been the managing director since 2008.
The vineyards cover 85 hectares. Since 1994, the vineyards have been classified according to the winery's own strict criteria. According to the Burgundian system, the vineyards are divided into Grands Crus and Premiers Crus. The Grand Cru sites are Hohenmorgen, Kalkofen (Deidesheim), Jesuitengarten, Kirchenstück, Pechstein, Ungeheuer (Forst) and Gaisböhl in sole ownership (Ruppertsberg). The Premier Cru sites are Altenberg, Böhlig, Gerümpel, Goldbächel and Rechbächel in sole ownership (Wachenheim), Hoheburg (Ruppertsberg) and Langenmorgen (Deidesheim). About 80% of them are planted with Riesling, the rest with Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Dornfelder. Since 2005, the entire vineyard has been cultivated according to the biodynamic rules of the BIODYVIN association. The certification is carried out by Lacon. The farm is a member of the two winegrowers' associations die Güter and VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).