Pure Delight meets Vitality
Love for Tradition
Typical Saxon white and red wines thrive here on an area of 90 hectare at the great vineyard of Schloss Proschwitz. Due to its nutritious soil, the vines are of a high quality. Schloss Proschwitz is the oldest private vineyard of Saxony, living a long family tradition. Since the eighteenth century, the family of Prince zur Lippe is living in Saxony and until 1918 the family belonged to one of the reigning dynasties of Germany.To the end of the Second World War, the family lost its property. Since that time the castle functioned as a military hospital, a tuberculosis sanatorium and as a school for physically handicapped people. However, Prince zur Lippe and his wife couldn’t stop thinking of their castle and vineyards. A long family tradition would have been lost, if they wouldn’t take it back. After the reunion of East and West Germany they invested their own money and together with unimaginable passion and patience they started to remediate the castle and the vineyard to make it work again.