The winery is located in the municipality Birkweiler (area Southern Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate
, It was founded after the First World War by Karl Wehrheim, who introduced bottling very early. His son Dr. Heinz Wehrheim continued to expand the business. After completion of a study of general agricultural sciences and a practical year in the USA, the estate has been run since 1992 in the third generation of the family by graduate agricultural engineer Karl-Heinz Wehrheim. The fourth generation is already in operation. The vineyards in 30% steep slopes cover a total of 14 hectares of vineyards in 11 different plots. The majority of it is located in the Birkweiler individual layers Kastanienbusch
(7 ha) and Mandelberg
(1.6 ha Pinot Blanc). They are planted with the white varieties Riesling (45%), Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Silvaner, Gewürztraminer and Muscat, as well as the red varieties Pinot Noir, St. Laurent, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The vineyards are under the guidelines of Biodynamic viticulture
farmed. Depending on the type of wine, the wines are aged in steel tanks or in wooden barrels. The goals are fine varietal aroma, fruity tartaric acid and very good shelf life. By metered use of (mandatory for red wines) barrique, the natural flavors should be rounded. The wines from the two VDP-classified
Lays chestnut bush and almond mountain are called Big greenhouse
marketed. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines and brandies (pomace, fruit, wine) are also produced. The winery is a member of VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter), founding member of the association Sektgüter Rheinpfalz (VSR) and member of Fünf Freunde aus der Südpfalz.