The winery is located in the municipality Nierstein (Area Nierstein) in the German growing area Rheinhessen, The history of the house dates back to 1561, as documented by a stone in the cellar vaults of the "Mathildenhof", where the winery resided until autumn 2006. Over time, the estate often changed hands. In 1909 it was acquired by the family Heyl 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 a self-owned Weinberg classification and since then has only cited the names of the best layers on the label. The vineyards were completely controlled by him at the beginning of the 1980s ecological Changed management. Peter von Weymarn is thus the pioneer of organic farming in Germany. In 1994, the estate then went into the possession of the Ahr family.
At the beginning of 2006, the entrepreneur Detlev Meyer finally bought the winery and the vineyards were leased. The winery also owns the entrepreneur St. Antony, Both wineries moved to the renovated buildings of the former winery Gustav Adolf Schmitt at the end of 2006. In March 2008, it was decided to unite the two. Heyl zu Herrnsheim, however, remains as a wine line, for even a separate membership in the VDP is desired (the winery was a member). The grapes for Heyl zu Herrnsheim come exclusively from steep slopes in the Red slope and cover 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.