The estate is located in the commune of Schweigen (Südliche Weinstraße district) in the German wine-growing region palatinate
on the border with Alsace. The first cornerstone was laid around 1900 with the purchase of vineyards in Wissembourg. That is why two thirds of the vineyards are on Alsatian soil. In addition to earlier livestock and arable farming, family winegrowing has existed for over 100 years, but the marketing of bottled wine only began in 1971. The company is run by Gerd Bernhart. The vineyards cover 17 hectares of vineyards in a single location Sonnenberg
(Silence) with the centerpiece Raedling, which is located on French territory in Alsace
The white varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Silvaner, Auxerrois and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the red varieties Pinot Noir, Blauer Portugieser, St. Laurent, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are cultivated. The management takes place according to the guidelines of the certified in 2016 Organic viticulture
, After harvesting as late as possible, the grapes are processed gently. The white wines are fermented cool in the steel tank. The red wines mature maceration
up to 24 months in wooden barrels. The wines are marketed according to the VDP classification model
, Fine brandies (yeast, pomace) and bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. The winery is VDP Member
(Association of German quality wine estates).