The winery "Ernst Karst & Sohn" is located in the community of Bad Dürkheim (area Mittelhaart/German Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region Palatinate
. The traditional business has been in family ownership since 1765. A guest house is attached. It is managed by Erika Karst, the winery by Manfred Karst. After the basic studies of biology and the professional training as viticultural engineer, son Uli is responsible for the cellar. The vineyards cover 11.5 hectares in the individual locations Hochbenn, Nonnengarten, Rittergarten and Spielberg
(Bad Dürkheim), as well as Königswingert
and Mandelgarten (Wachenheim). They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling (40% of the area), Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Muskateller and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, St. Laurent, Lemberger, Dunkelfelder, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are vinified in the newly built press house with gentle pressing technology and completely temperature-controlled fermentation of the musts. The white wines are fermented and aged in steel tanks. The red wines mature after the mash fermentation in large wooden barrels or in barriques. In years with suitable weather conditions, ice wines
are also pressed.