After successfully completing her studies in viniculture, viticulture and oenology in Geisenheim and a variety of practical training with well-known vintners in the best wine-producing regions, Dorothee has been running the traditional VDP Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken estate with great expertise, joy and commitment together with her parents since August 2007. Her top-quality wines are much sought after throughout the world and have secured Dorothee a place among the top international group of Riesling producers.

Master Distiller Andreas Vallendar has won wide recognition both nationally and internationally among connoisseurs and the trade press alike. Having finished his studies in beverage technology, the chemical laboratory technician from Saarburg founded the Avadis Distillery. The Vallendar family has been distilling fruit schnapps for several generations on the estate founded in 1824 in Wincheringen-Bilzingen. Today Andreas runs a modern bonded distillery with an awareness of tradition and innovation - only in this way can spirits of the highest quality be created.