Konstantin Guntrum certainly has wine in his blood - his family first started to make it in 1648. But the Guntrum's fled across the Rhine during the French Revolution and relocated in Bersheim in southern Hessen. It was Louis Guntrum who returned to the Nierstein region of Rheinhessen on the left bank of the Rhine in 1909 and founded the present day winery. In February 1945 General Patton occupied the winery and the family home during WW2, having crossed the Rhine directly in front of the property. Since 2003 11th generation Konstantin and his wife Stephanie have been the custodians of this breathtaking estate, and continue the family heritage. The sustainably farmed vineyards are planted on a number of sites. They grapes are sourced from six vineyard sites in Niersteiner: Niersteiner Bergkirche is planted with Riesling on loess and sandy loam; Niersteiner Oelberg has Riesling on clay soils; in Niersteiner Pettenthal there is Riesling on slate clay and red sandstone; Niersteiner Rehbach has Riesling on slate, red sandstone and clayey loam; Niersteiner Paterberg grows Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Silvaner planted on loess, clay loam and marl, and the Niersteiner Orbel has Riesling on clayey loam. There are also three sites in Oppenheim: The Oppenheimer Sackträger has sandy clay soils; Oppenheimer Kreuz has Riesling on clay and limestone and the Oppenheimer Herrenberg has clay, loess, limestone, sandy to stony clayey loam soils. These unique sites allow for the production of terroir-driven, high quality wines crafted with passion. The estate is home to one of the Rheinhessen's largest vaulted brick cellars, built in 1923 by 8th generation Louis Jean George Guntrum, where the wines age to perfection and a comprehensive portfolio of red and white wines are produced in a variety of styles from easy-drinking to complex Grand Cru. They are of course Riesling specialists and these are made from elegant, pure and racy dry Trocken to equally classy rich Auslese styles.