The winery is located in the municipality Bernkastel-Kues (Saarallee 31) in the German growing area Moselle, The family's winegrowing tradition dates back to 1636. The actual founder of the winery is the Prussian MP Dr. Hugo Thanisch. The winery attracted international attention in the middle of the 19th century and the wines achieved Auctions highest prices. The wines were valued in the German Imperial and English royal families. In 1985, a rarity auction of the VDP a 1921 "Bernkasteler Doctor Trockenbeerenauslese" auctioned for 11,100 marks. The winery is managed in the eleventh generation of families by great-granddaughter Sofia Thanisch (four generations of women).
The vineyards cover six hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Old bath room on Doctorberg. Doctor (there has been an estate here since the beginning of the 18th century) and Lay in Bernkastel. You are only with Riesling planted, the predominantly ungrafted is grown. The wines are made according to the style of the house according to the variety and origin very individually in small containers fruit sweet, fine dry or dry. The winery is a founding member of the VDP (Association of German quality wine estates).