The winery is located in the municipality of Randersacker (Maindreieck area) in the German wine growing region of Franconia
. The name goes back to a community of heirs around 1910. After the death of the owners at that time, their children and heirs did not divide up the winery, contrary to the usual "Franconian real division". Instead, the vineyards were managed together and the wines were marketed jointly under the name "Schmitt's Kinder". The current owner Karl Martin Schmitt is considered one of the quality pioneers in Franconia. After studying viticulture in Geisenheim
and practical experience abroad, his son Martin Johannes joined the company.
The vineyards comprise 14 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Pfülben
. They are planted with the varieties Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Bacchus, Riesling, Domina, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Scheurebe and Rieslaner. Traditional oak barrels and stainless steel tanks are used for the wine maturing and storage. Small batches of selected white and red wines are aged in barriques. With the high class wines, special emphasis is placed on the clear expression of the origin(terroir
). For the simpler wines, no location information is given. The majority of Bocksbeutel bottles
are closed with a screw cap. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. The winery is a member of the VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) and one of the five Franconian TRIAS wineries