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. At the beginning of the 20th century it was taken over by Peter Breuer 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 winery Quinta da Carvalhosa was founded in the Portuguese Douro Valley in 2000. Already in 1997 the winery was together with Bernd Philippi and the South African Stephan du Toit Mont du Toit emerged. Bernhard Breuer, who died unexpectedly in 2004, was considered one of the most innovative German winegrowers, who meticulously endeavored to expand a dry Riesling and worked to ensure that wine and culture were closely linked. In 1984 he founded the Charter Rheingau, which then merged in 1999 in the VDP-Rheingau. Today the winery is run by Theresa Breuer, supported by the manager Hermann Schmoranz and cellar master Markus Lundén.
The vineyards cover 38 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Nonnenberg (sole proprietorship) and Rothenberg in the community of Rauenthal, Mount Roseneck. Mount Rottland and Schlossberg mountain in the community of Rüdesheim as well as areas in the community of Lorch. The Riesling dominates with 30.5 hectares, the remaining area is with Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) and Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) planted. The almost extinct historically significant varieties of white Heunisch ( Gouais Blanc ) and Orleans cultured. The Orléans have been producing 200 to 300 bottles a year since 2002, the first vintage or virgin wine for Heunisch was that from 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 rank 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). Furthermore, sweet wines such as Auslese, Bererenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese are also produced, the berries of which are sorted manually according to their degree of decay 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. Fair'n Green and Generation Riesling. Connected to the winery is the restaurant / hotel "Breuer's Rüdesheimer Schloss".