Family and TeamA Big Family Our family has resided and produced wine in Sommerhausen since the Middle Ages. Karl Steinmann Sr. bought the Pastorius House in 1916. Fruit harvesting, as well as the production of spirits and running of seasonal wine taverns (Heckenwirtschaft) were the economic opportunities in the region at that time. Karl Steinmann Jr., the long-time mayor of Sommerhausen, concentrated the family’s efforts in the production of wine. Artur and Elfriede assumed responsibility for the winery in 1982, shaping it methodically into a renowned vineyard. The Pastorius House as well as the surroundings buildings were renovated completely in 1991 and a hotel with a conference room was opened. Most recently, a Vinothek which can seat 40 guests for wine-tastings was opened in 2014.
(from top left to bottom right):
Werner Mündlein, wine tasting & wine seminars
Alexander Schwarz, winemaker
Frank Schönig, wine engineer and technical operations manager
Martina Baum, phone person
Sonja Heppel, Hotel and Service