In the lower valley of the Mindel, around the medieval village of Jettingen, Lothar von Stauffenberg acquired the properties of the Baron of Stein in the middle of the 18th century. Among these were a brewery and a brandy distillery. Even after the introduction of the State alcohol monopoly in 1919, the family was still allowed to produce spirits in the old family tradition. Up until a few years ago, only small batches were produced, primarily for friends and family. And still today, the manufacture of the distillates is individually tailored from as little as 40 to 200 bottles per variety. Nature plays a strong role – itÂ’s the quality of the fruits that regulates the quantity.