The winery is located in the municipality of Kürnbach (Kraichgau area) in the German Baden wine growing region. It was founded in 1999 by Helmut and Hannelore Grahm as a sideline. Since 2010 the business has been run full-time by son Jochen Grahm. The vineyards comprise eight hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Altenberg (Heidelsheim) and Lerchenberg (Kürnbach) in the Baden
growing region, and Kupferhalde (Oberderdingen) in the Württemberg
growing region. They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Traminer, Muskateller, Müller-Thurgau, Scheurebe and Auxerrois, as well as the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Black Riesling and Lemberger
The use of resources is based on the principles of sustainable
management. When choosing the location of the vine variety, a variety-related soil management is carried out, taking into account the orientation of the vineyard, the soil type
, the natural soil moisture as well as the condition and age of the vines. No artificial irrigation
is used. Targeted sowing in late summer and fertilisation
with specially produced compost
serve to enhance soil fertility. Gentle soil cultivation includes a permanent reduction in the use of chemical agents and the use of pheromones
to control harmful insects. The aim is to produce healthy, physiologically ripe
and aromatic grapes for highly aromatic, varietal
wines and bottle-fermented sparkling wines.
The grapes are processed gently, making use of gravity. The red wines are fermented in traditional, open mash fermentation
in vats and, depending on the type, matured in stainless steel tanks or in barriques. The white and rosé wines are fermented after gentle pressing
in stainless steel tanks for up to four weeks, depending on the grape variety and the quality of the must. Only quality wines are produced. The only exception is the "Grenzgänger", although the individual components comply with the quality wine regulations of both growing regions. Predicate wine designations are abandoned in favour of a company's own classification with a "three-star system".