The estate is located in the community of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler in the German wine-growing region Ahr
, It was founded in 1952 by Peter Kriechel, until then a member of a wine cooperative, with a cultivated area of 1.5 hectares. In 1969, he handed over the business to his sons Hermann and Ernst, who expanded the area continuously to its present size. Today, the family business is one of the largest private wineries in the Ahr Valley. In addition to Ernst Kriechel with his sons Markus and Michael, as well as their cousin Gerd Kriechel, the third generation has been active since 2003. The vineyards cover 20 hectares of vineyards in the layers Forstberg
and Steinkaul (Ahrweiler), Kräuterberg
(Walporzheim), as well Schieferlay
(Bad Neuenahr). They are 85% with the red varieties Pinot Noir (47%), Frühburgunder (15%), Portuguese (7%), Dornfelder (6%), Regent (4%), Domina (4%) and others, and 15% with the white varieties Müller-Thurgau (6%), Riesling (3%), Pinot Gris, Optima, Kerner, Würzer, Bacchus and Pinot Blanc planted. Depending on the variety, the wines are aged in stainless steel, old oak barrels or barriques.