The "Wein- und Sektgut Braun" is located in the municipality of Meckenheim (area Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße) in the German wine growing region of the Palatinate
. Grapes have been grown in the family for 200 years. The estate was created in the 1970s by marriage and subsequent merger, and curiously enough there was a Fritz Braun in both estates. Fritz Braun has since transferred the management of the day-to-day business to his two sons. Michael Braun (state-certified viticultural technician) is responsible for the cellar, Martin Braun (graduate in wine business management) for marketing & sales, supported by cellarmaster Kristoffer Graß, and Franz Käferböck for the outside operations
The vineyards cover 40 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Neuberg and Spielberg (Meckenheim), Bubeneck and Kirchenstück
(Ellerstadt), as well as Haßloch (Leisböhl). The range of varieties includes the white wine varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, as well as the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Portugieser, St. Laurent and Cabernet Sauvignon. Other varieties are also cultivated in smaller quantities. The cultivation or care of the vines in terms of soil care and pest control is carried out with environmentally friendly measures.
Only ripe and healthy grapes are processed through selective harvesting. The vinification process is based on the principle "less is more" in order to emphasize the varietal characteristics and origin of the wines. The emotional attachment to the product wine is illustrated on the company's website by the saying "Rain makes the grass grow, wine makes the conversation". Depending on the type of wine, the wines are aged in steel tanks, large wooden barrels or barriques. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines, Secco (sparkling wines), ice wine
, grape juices and wine jelly
are also produced. Around 300,000 bottles of wine are produced annually, which are sold in specialist shops, upscale restaurants and to private customers. The winery is a member of Generation Riesling and Wine Changes.