The estate is located in the commune of Schweigen (Südliche Weinstraße district) in the German wine-growing region palatinate
, In 1973 the family started marketing the wines themselves. Today the company is run by Friedrich Becker and Friedrich Wilhelm Becker. Gerard Paul is responsible as administrator. The vineyards cover 25 hectares of vineyards in the individual Schweigener location Sonnenberg
in the Kammerberg, Sankt Paul and Wormberg sublays. Around 60% is located above the nearby border in France Alsace
, They are planted with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Portuguese, Black Riesling and Merlot, as well as with the white varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Silvaner, Auxerrois and Gewürztraminer.
In the sense of environmentally friendly pest control in the vineyard beneficials
. predatory mites
used. By appropriate pruning
the yield is extremely reduced. The wines are aged separately by type and location in stainless steel or in oak barrels. The red wines are in open maceration
fermented. Particularly rich white and red wines are aged in French barriques. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines and brandies are also produced. The winery is a member of VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter), as well as at the Generation Riesling and “5 Winzer 5 Freunde” associations.