The winery is located in the municipality of Bremm (Terrassenmosel area) in the German Moselle
wine growing region. After the tragic accident of Ulrich Franzen (+2010) the traditional business is continued by his son Kilian Franzen with his girlfriend Angelina Lenz. Benedikt Lenz, a viticulture technician, is also part of the team. The vineyards, most of which are extremely steep, comprise over nine hectares of vines in the individual sites of Calmont
(Bremm) and Frauenberg
(Neef). They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling (almost 90%), Pinot Blanc, Elbling and Chardonnay. In 2002, work began to reactivate a further 1.5 hectares of fallow vineyards in one of the vineyard's "Kaul" hollows and to plant them with Riesling. The cultivation of the vineyards is carried out under consideration of aspects. In the winemaking process we try to combine traditional experience with the most modern oenological and ecological knowledge. Since 1980, primarily dry, fully fermented wines have been produced
Only from noble rotten grapes with at least 140 °Oechsle, high-quality noble sweet Auslese are vinified. The two terms Spätlese and Auslese are deliberately not used, because in the opinion of the winery the legal minimum requirements are too low and therefore not meaningful. The best dry Riesling wines are marketed as "quality wine with gold capsule". The Rieslings are aged exclusively in stainless steel. With the 2003 vintage, only natural yeasts were used for spontaneous fermentation
for the first time. No fining agents are used at all. The "Calidus Mons" (hot mountain) is a selection of the best grapes from over seventy-year-old vines. A so-called vine sponsorship
can be acquired. About 60,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of the winegrowers' associations Bernkasteler Ring
and Köche & Winzer an der Terrassenmosel.