Our estate is located in Bacharach in the narrow romantic section of the Rhine valley, a unique landscape cultivated since ancient times and characterised by viticulture.
I, Peter Jost, Dipl. Ing. Weinbau, took over the running of the estate from by father Toni in 1975. Out of respect for my father, who had preserved the vineyard through the difficult war and post-war years, we continued to call our estate Toni Jost. Up until then it had been customary to call an estate after the owner, be that Toni, Philip or Adam Jost. In summer 2009 our daughter Cecilia finished her studies at the German wine university of Geisenheim. After practical trainings in Baden, Austria and at least in New Zealand she now is the sixth generation to join the estate.
Our family has been cultivating vineyards in Bacharach for 180 years. At all times, the focus has been on acquiring areas in Bacharach's top site, the so-called Hahn. Today, after five generations, this site is almost exclusively ours, which also explains the name for our estate, Hahnenhof. Today the estate covers 15 hectares of vineyards, 80% Riesling, 15% Spätburgunder, plus a parcel of Weißburgunder and a parcel of Dunkelfelder.
One third of our vineyards are located in the Rheingau region, in the Walluf and Marthinstal areas. The wine estate here has been in our family for more than 200 years. It was originally a mixed agricultural business with viticulture, orchards and a mill. Since 1953, it has belonged to our wine estate through inheritance on my mother's side. Because of these vineyards in the Rheingau our wine estate has been a member of the traditional Rheingau wine estates (VDP) since 1989. In 1987 we were also a founder-member of the VDP Mittelrhein.