The winery is located in the municipality Bernkastel-Kues (Saarallee 31) in the German growing area Moselle, The winemaking tradition of the family goes back to the year 1636. The actual founder of the winery is the Prussian MP Dr. Ing. Hugo Thanisch. The winery attracted international attention in the mid-19th century and the wines were added Auctions highest prices. The wines were appreciated in the German imperial and English royal family. In 1985, in Trier at a rarity auction of the VDP a 1921 "Bernkasteler Doctor Trockenbeerenauslese" auctioned for 11,100 marks. The winery is run by the great-granddaughter Sofia Thanisch in the eleventh generation of the family (four generations of women).
The vineyards cover six hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Old bathhouse at the Doctorberg. Doctor (there has been a possession since the beginning of the 18th century) and Lay in Bernkastel. They are exclusively with Riesling planted, the predominantly ungrafted is cultivated. The wines are varietal and origin specific according to the style of the house according to very individual in small containers fruchtsüß, feinherb or dry expanded. The winery is a founding member of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).