bj-logo-sw1In 1718 the Jordan family migrated from Savoy to the Palatinate. Andreas Jordan (1775-1848) established a quality wine estate and thereby laid the foundation for the reputation of this outstanding wine estate. A long series of respected men followed in his footsteps: Ludwig Andreas Jordan (1811-1883), Representative of the Frankfurt Parliament and the Federal Parliament; Dr. Ludwig Bassermann-Jordan (1869 - 1914), who greatly influenced the first German wine regulations and who co-founded the Association of Natural Wine Producers (later VDP); Dr. Friedrich von Bassermann-Jordan (1872 - 1959), author of one of the most fundamental works on the history of wine; finally Dr. Ludwig von Bassermann-Jordan (1924-1995), who secured a firm position at the pinnacle of the international wine market for the Bassermann-Jordan wines.

The extensive facilities of the Bassermann-Jordan estate have a special place among the cellars of the German wineries. In the course of many hundreds of years there has emerged an important viticultural centre which far exceeds the needs of a vintner. The Museum of Historical Wines has earned particular respect containing vintages dating back to 1706.

The foundation for the exceptional Rieslings from vineyards in Forst, Deidesheim and Ruppertsberg are found in the 42 hectares of excellent land under vines in 20 individual locations. One third is classified first class (Grosses Gewächs) such as Kalkofen, Ungeheuer, Kirchenstück, Jesuitengarten, Hohenmorgen and Hoheburg.

Bassermann-Jordan wines have been the classic examples of traditional Palatinate Rieslings for decades. However, the sense for innovation and improvement in quality is omnipresent.