After the 30 year war (1618 - 1648 ) did Sovereigns recruite settlers from foreign countries, that at the very beginning were quarry owners. They did however early on discovered their love of wine and viticulture. The Stolleis family acquired their first vineyards as early as in 1668 . In 1863 Peter Stolleis founded the winery, which is now run by the 4th generation. Hans Christoph, the fifth generation is already in waiting to continue the family tradition.