Since 1780, the Windisch family has lived in the village of Mommenheim in Germany. The Windisch wines are made from individual rocky sites in Rheinhessen and are representative of the tradition of fine German Riesling. As well as producing wines from the Riesling grape, Windisch also produces fine wines from Dornfelder, Scheurebe, Mueller-Thurgau, Silvaner, Grauer-Burgunder, Weisser-Burgunder, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Portugieser and Regent. Due to their individual sites, the Windisch vineyards are all different, but the wines, produced from grapes which are fermented in oak casks and in stainless steel pressure tanks, all have something common: a racy, fruity character, and a slight sweetness. The wines represent the typical character of this growing region. Wine capacity at Windisch is approx. 2 million litres kept in the wine cellar and warehouse. The permanent quality control and the maintenance of a stable temperature guarantee the excellent quality of the Windisch wines. Average age of the vines is about 20 years old. Typical vineyard soils in Rheinhessen is loess which can be considered the most typical parent rock in this area. Wind-borne sands are found in the Rhine Valley near Alsheim, Mettenheim, Gimbsheim, Guntersblum and on the northern edge of the Rheinhessen plateau between Mainz and Ingelheim.