All news 18. March 2024

We open the first chapter:
The past shapes the future

Villa Johann Hartung becomes the JH holding company headquarters

The purchase of the historic property in the picturesque Southern Palatinate in 2022 marked the beginning of an exciting journey. Since then, we have been working intensively with architects and specialist planners to make the historic building and its surrounding grounds fit for the future.

Villa Hartung, built in 1892 in Neustadt a. d. Weinstraße for the respected wine merchant Johann Hartung, has experienced numerous stories over the years. Some 130 years later, we are opening another chapter and planning a complete renovation of the property to bring it up to the latest state of the art without losing any of its historical charm.

The leaded windows with their wine motifs and the cast-iron banisters will be carefully restored to bring back the splendor of times gone by. We are also having the listed terrazzo floor, the stucco ceilings and many sandstone works artistically restored. But we are not only concerned with the external appearance. By renovating, we are laying the foundations for future innovations, whether in the areas of energy efficiency, sustainability or technological integration.

Our green refuge



With the arrival of spring, our front garden also awakens from its slumber. We are delighted that we have been able to preserve the beautiful trees. It is our duty to preserve the natural beauty and history of our new home. At the same time, it is part of our corporate philosophy to invest in the future. Creating a green sanctuary in front of and around our headquarters is a matter close to our hearts.

We are determined to transform this historic property into a contemporary, sustainable place. As a family business, we are particularly aware that we are successful when we succeed in preserving the values of the past while at the same time opening ourselves up to the demands and opportunities of the future.

In the second chapter, we look at the start of the gutting work. More on this soon.