The winery in the municipality of Rüdesheim in the German wine-growing region Rheingau was founded in 1880 by Bernhard Scholl and Albert Hillebrand as part of a wine shop. It was taken over by Peter Breuer at the beginning of the 20th century and further expanded by his son Georg. The brothers Bernhard and Heinrich Breuer then took over the management in the third generation. Together with Bernd Philippi (owner of the winery Koehler-Ruprecht ) and Werner Näkel (owner of the winery Meyer Näkel ) the Quinta da Carvalhosa winery was founded in the Portuguese Douro Valley in 2000. The winery was also in 1997 together with Bernd Philippi and the South African Stephan du Toit Mont du Toit emerged. Bernhard Breuer, who died unexpectedly in 2004, was considered to be one of the most innovative German winegrowers, who meticulously endeavored to develop a dry Riesling and committed himself to closely linking wine and culture. In 1984 he founded the Charter Rheingau, which then merged in 1999 in the VDP-Rheingau. Today the winery is managed by Theresa Breuer, supported by the manager Hermann Schmoranz and cellar master Markus Lundén.
The vineyards cover 34 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Nonnenberg (sole proprietorship) and Rothenberg in the municipality of Rauenthal, as well Mount Roseneck. Mount Rottland and Schlossberg mountain in the municipality of Rüdesheim. Riesling dominates with 26 hectares, the rest of the area is made with Pinot Noir varieties ( Pinot Noir ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) and Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) planted. The two almost extinct historically significant varieties of white Heunisch ( Gouais Blanc ) and Orleans cultured. Orleans has been producing 200 to 300 bottles a year since 2002, the first vintage or virgin wine for Heunisch was that of 2008. It will Organic (ecological) viticulture practiced primarily in the sustainability serves in the vineyard. These include seasonal greening, Planting of legumes instead of synthetic fertilizer, as well as doing without pesticides such as B. herbicides, The high quality standards are achieved through extremely low yields (25 to 45 hl / ha) and strict selection of the grapes.
Only the very best wines are marketed with a location description. The second place is called "Terra Montosa", followed by the "local Rieslings" (Estates) and the "Gutsrieslings" (in the expansion types "Sauvage" = dry and "Charm" = semi-dry). Wines in small quantities from Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from particularly old vineyards are a specialty. These have been bottled since the 1999 vintage under the additional designation "B" (mountain terraces). In addition, sweet wines such as Auslese, Bererenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese are also produced, the berries of which are sorted manually according to their degree of rot in a complex process. In addition, various fine brandies (spent grains, leek and brandy) and bottle-fermented sparkling wines are produced. The winery is a member of the associations German barrique forum. The goods and Generation Riesling. Connected to the winery is the restaurant / hotel "Breuer's Rüdesheimer Schloss".