The estate is located in the municipality of Bad Dürkheim-Leistadt (Mittelhaardt area / Deutsche Weinstraße) in the German wine-growing region palatinate, The traditional family has been wine-growing for several generations. The marketing of bottled wine started in 1955. A guest house is connected. Today three generations work in the family association. Rudi Hanewald and Petra Schwerdt act as operations managers, Thomas Hanewald is the cellar master, Stephan Schwerdt and Barbara Hanewald are responsible for sales, and Rudolf Schwerdt is responsible for the external operations.
The vineyards cover 26 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers of Hochbenn (Bad-Dürkheim), paradise garden (Deidesheim) Reiterpfad (Ruppertsberg), as well as Herrenmorgen and Kalkofen (Leistadt). You are with the white wines Riesling. Gewurztraminer. Goldmuskateller. Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc. Morio Muscat. Kerner. Scheurebe. Huxelrebe and Ehrenfelser, as well as with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Dornfelder. regent. St. Laurent, Lemberger ( Blaufränkisch ) Blue Portuguese. Heroldrebe and Acolon planted.
The philosophy of the house is: "Riesling is destiny, large red wines a passion" . The quality pyramid is divided into three lines. These are layer wines (terroir-shaped wines from the best locations, red layer wines according to the criteria of the Forum Pfalz with a maximum of 4,000 l / ha yield), local wines (quality wines dry and predicates with residual and noble sweetness) and estate wines (from the estate's own vineyards and classified grape varieties). The flagship of the house is the red wine cuvée “Zweihänder” from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines, secco (sparkling wines), grape juices and fine brandies (wine, grapes, yeast, pomace, fruit) are also produced. The winery is a member of the two associations Palatinate Forum and Generation Riesling.