The winery is located in the community of Ayl an der Saar in the German Mosel
wine region. Attached is a hotel with restaurant, which operates under the name "Weinhotel Ayler Kupp". The traditional business is managed by Florian Lauer, now in the fifth generation of the family. The vineyards cover eight hectares of vineyards, which are exclusively planted with Riesling. The main site Ayler Kupp
can be divided into three characteristic areas, which are harvested and developed separately. The wines are named after the plots Unterstenberg, Kern, Neuenberg and Stirn, which are located there and are each characterised by their distinctive style. In the vineyard, special emphasis is placed on natural, environmentally friendly cultivation and on late and selective harvesting of physiologically ripe
and healthy grapes
After the obligatory whole grape pressing
with partial maceration, the must is preclarified and traditionally fermented spontaneously
in large wooden barrels(
). This is followed by a long ageing on the fine lees to round off the wines' aromas in a natural way. The barrel numbers are indicated on the bottle label. The wines are matured in the flavours dry to fine-tangy (TF), fine-tangy (F) and noble-sweet (without mark, but always predicate), which is indicated by the letter codes at the bottom of the label. The dry and fine-tangy Rieslings are uniformly marketed as "quality wine". The Prädikat designations Spätlese, Auslese and Beerenauslese are only used for the noble sweet wines. About 50,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.