Since 1707 the Simon family have cultivated their little piece of land in Alzenau in Lower Franconia (Bavaria). Once a classic mixed farming operation, over the centuries the farm has developed into a winery and a distillery.
The great-great grandfather Johann Simon procured a distillery licence in 1879 and founded the distillery; one hundred years later, the first vineyards were planted. Now in its 5th generation, old traditions of artisanal distilling are maintained and transferred to modern distillates.
The once fruit schnapps-centred distillery is currently developing into a manufactory for classic brandies. Regional fruit from orchards, the best home-grown barley and exciting spices and herbs from all over the world are refined in the Severin Simons stills.