The winery is located in the municipality Nierstein (Nierstein area) in the German region Rheinhessen, The history of the house goes back to 1561, as documented by a stone in the vaulted cellar of the Mathildenhof, where the winery was located until autumn 2006. In the course of time, the Hofgut changed owners several times. It was acquired by the Heyl family in 1909 and was now called "Freiherr Heyl zu Herrnsheim". In 1969 the estate was taken over by the husband of Heyl heiress Peter von Weymarn. He was one of the first producers in Germany to introduce his own vineyard classification and since then has only included the names of the best locations on the label. The vineyards were completely checked by him at the beginning of the 1980s ecological Management changed. Peter von Weymarn is therefore the pioneer of organic farming in Germany. In 1994 the estate went into the possession of the Ahr family.
In early 2006, the entrepreneur Detlev Meyer finally bought the winery and the vineyards were leased. The estate also belongs to the entrepreneur St. Antony, Both wineries moved to the renovated buildings of the former Gustav Adolf Schmitt winery at the end of 2006. In March 2008 it was decided to unite the two. However, Heyl zu Herrnsheim remains as a wine line, for which they even have their own membership in VDP is sought (the winery was a member). The grapes for Heyl zu Herrnsheim come exclusively from steep slopes in the Rote Hang and comprise ten hectares of vineyards in the individual layers brother mountain (Wholly owned) hipping. Mount of Olives. Orbel and Pettenthal in Nierstein, as well Rothenberg in Nackenheim. You are with Riesling (80%), Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) planted.