St Nikolaus-Hospital - the Cusanusstift - is the oldest estate in the Middle Mosel region, founded in 1458 by philosopher Nikolaus von Kues, the best-known ancestor of the town of Bernkastel-Kues. He became Bishop and Cardinal then founded the St Nikolaus Hospital, a social service institution that has been functioning since 1465. Over the years, this award-winning producer has received numerous medals for their wines, and they are a member of the Bernkasteler Ring. The equipment at the winery is state of the art and the winemakers are among the finest in Germany. The estate also operates the Vinothek, one of Europe's most beautiful tasting facilities which gathers 140 of Germany's top producers and represents a major tourist destination.
Their vineyards measure 15 hectares (37.05 acres) & cover Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Graacher Domprobst, Bernkastler