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The winery is located in the municipality Dernau in the center of the German wine-growing region Ahr, It was founded in 1953 by the then managing director of the Dernauer wine cooperative Hermann-Josef Kreuzberg. Today, the company is managed by Ludwig Kreuzberg and Frank Josten. Attached is a bunch economy. The vineyards cover about 8.5 hectares of vineyards, of which more than 6 hectares in steep and steep slopes. These are the individual layers Hardtberg and Pfarrwingert (Dernau) Rosenthal and Silberberg (Ahrweiler) Trotzenberg (Marienthal) Old Lay (Walporzheim), as well church tower. Schieferlay and Sonnenberg (Bad Neuenahr). All layers are for the production of large plants according to VDP classification model authorized. They are mostly planted with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Frühburgunder, Dornfelder, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Regent. In Dernau there are small stocks of Riesling and Pinot Blanc.

The management is carried out according to the guidelines of Integrated Viticulture or Integrated pest management (KIP). Essential roles play here fertilization with manure, straw cover, bark mulch or greening, By Rebrückschnitt and thin out In the top locations a yield of between 25 and 40 hl / ha is achieved. Further quality-increasing criteria are Defoliation in late summer and selective hand-picking. All dry red wines are fermented traditionally in open vats and after the malolactic fermentation between 10 and 18 months slowly and gently matured in large conventional wooden barrels or new barrels. It will too vinegars, Brandies and flaschenvergorene sparkling wine produced. The winery is a member of VDP,

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