Generations of the Machmer family have been involved in viticulture, but it was not until Georg Machmer that their estate wines were bottled. His son, Markus, now continues the family tradition and is devoted to producing wines of high quality. The small village of Bechtheim is situated in the countryside, not far to the South from Nierstein. The vines are cultivated on fertile loamy soils, and spicy Gewürztraminer flourishes well in the warm micro-climate. Apart from Spätlese qualities, Markus has been very successful with his Riesling and Gewürztraminer Eiswein, as well as Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese from new varietals such as Huxelrebe and Ortega.