Initially, Hans-Joachim Sutter’s intention was to create a gastronomy consequently in the style of his inherent philosophy, a philosophy with which he had overwhelming success with his factory as well as with his butcher’s shops in Wörrstadt, Bad Kreuznach and Ingelheim. Guided by the desire to offer his customers an exquisite regional cuisine at highest quality standards and at affordable prices, he and his wife had been looking for adequate premises for a long time. One day, a good opportunity opened up just outside Gensingen. The “Blankmühle” with its barn-style restaurant became vacant. By buying this venue, the Sutter family purchased an object exactly matching their imagination.
The vast area around the barn offered space for a second idea, a matter close to the family’s heart: a free space for large events and concerts for people seeking entertainment. The “Nahetalarena” (Nahe valley arena) providing space for about 800 chairs as well as a parking space for over 300 cars came into being.
Adalbert I, archbishop of Mainz, donates the “mill of Gensingen” to St. Peter’s diocese.
The monastery in Ravengiersburg (Hunsrück) owns the mill according to records.
A mill in Gensingen is mentioned in“Gensinger Weisturm”.
Still before the 30-year-long war, the inhabitants of Gensingen are told to have their grain grinded in the “banned mill”.
The “calibration mill” (facing the calibration office) in Bad-Kreuznacher Street is sold to Oskar Behr. He receives permission from the elector to operate a special mill for grain and oil nearby during the war.
Johann Valentin Rumpf buys the grain and oil mill.
The grain- and oil grinding plant are divided: Frantz Albrecht buys the oil mill. Valentin Rumpf keeps the grain mill.
The miller Albrecht is not permitted to grind grain in his oil mill. Consequently, the oil mill is handed over to Franz Friedrich Mayer.
It is mentioned in the records that Johann Blank is now the owner of the oil mill and is entitled to grind grain as well. The mill is inherited by Nicolaus Blank I and Nicolaus Blank II. It experiences an economic upswing.
Final construction of the late classical 3-floor residence.
A fire destroys the grinding plant.
Reconstruction of the grinding plant
Closure of the mill. The property is divided – so is the residential building and the mill building.
The Blank family keeps the residential building on a plot of 24 000 square metres. The mill building becomes the property of the Rumpf family.
Blanks daughter Gisela Möhring transforms the residence into a hotel/restaurant.
Klaus Möhring and his wife Juliette take over the hotel and the restaurant “barn”.
Hans Joachim Sutter and his family purchase the venue by auction, restore the brick stone building and remove the core of the barn. A modern Hotel and restaurant complex is born.
Sutter’s Landhaus (Sutter’s Country House) opens its gates to the public.