The winery is located in the municipality Nierstein (Nierstein area) in the German region Rheinhessen, It was founded in 1920, but did not get its current name until 1985 after an old ironworks owned by the former owner, MAN. MAN sold the winery to the entrepreneur Detlev Meyer in 2005. The estate also belongs to the property Heyl to Herrnsheim, Both wineries moved to the renovated buildings of the former Gustav Adolf Schmitt winery at the end of 2006. Must and wine are only moved there by gravity. Highlights are the fermentation cellar with the gentlest technology and the new vinotheque. Initially, the two companies remained separated in terms of production technology, but in 2008 it was decided to unite the two. However, Heyl zu Herrnsheim remains as a wine line. The business is managed by Dirk Würtz (Managing Partner). Sebastian Strub is responsible as cellar master.
The vineyards cover 40 hectares of vineyards in the individual vineyards of Nierstein hipping. Mount of Olives. Orbel. Pettenthal and privately owned ten mornings. The also privately owned location brother mountain is only used for the Heyl zu Herrnsheim brand. They are 80% with the main variety Riesling, and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Blaufränkisch, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Chardonnay and the rare variety Yellow Orleans planted. The management takes place after biodynamic methods according to the guidelines of the organic association certified since 2018 DEMETER, The wines will spontaneous fermented and depending on the type of wine in the stainless steel tank, in the large wooden barrel or in Barrique expanded. The wide range of products is according to the VDP classification model divided into the lines Big Plants, Local Wines and Estate Wines. In weather-appropriate years too noble sweet Wine pressed. Around 220,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of VDP (Association of German quality wine estates).