Weingut Schloss Proschwitz is owned by Dr. Georg Prinz zur Lippe, whose ancestors were one of Germany’s ruling dynasties until 1918. In 1945, his family was expropriated without compensation and deported to West Germany. But Dr. Georg Prinz zur Lippe was able to gradually repurchase the family’s castle Schloss Proschwitz and the surrounding vineyards after the reunification of Germany. Today, the family’s vines are flourishing on an up to six-metre-thick loess-loam layer on top of granite rocks. The grapes are influenced by Saxony’s continental climate and its long sunshine hours creating the perfect conditions for Pinot grape varieties.