The winery is located in the municipality of Appenheim (area Bingen ) in the German growing area Rheinhessen, The family has been growing wine here for five generations. The foundation stone for today's winery was laid by Karl-Heinz Bischel in the 1960s. Today the two brothers Christian and Matthias Runkel share the management of the estate together with their parents, Heike and Hartmut Runkel. The vineyards cover 20 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Drosselborn and hundred Guilder (Appenheim), Goldberg, Johannisberg and St. Laurenzikapelle (Gau-Algesheim), as well as Scharlachberg (Bingen). They are the white varieties Riesling (one third of the total area), Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and planted with the red varieties Pinot Noir and Frühburgunder. The quality criteria are near-natural management in the vineyard, low yields and non-invasive Enology.
After selective hand picking, the carefully pressed musts ferment spontaneous with vineyard's own yeasts, The wines are matured in steel tanks and in the traditional large Holfernass. The best Burgundy wines mature in French oak barrels (228 l) and tonneaux barrels (500 l). The principle is: the smaller the origin, the higher the quality of the wines. All dry wines will be hers origin referred to as Guts-, Orts or layer wines. Only the best wines of a vintage bear the name of the place. The fruity-developed estate wines usually come from several vineyards. The distinctive by high fruit maturity local wines are produced in the best plots of each place. The vineyard wines of Riesling, Silvaner and Pinot Noir include long storable plants with a very individual character. The fruit sweet or noble sweet wines are called late vintage. choice. Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese marketed. The winery is a member of the Rheinhessen Association Message in a Bottle and the maxim of origin Rheinhessen.