The estate is located in the community of Schweigen (area Southern Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate
, In 1973, the family began self-marketing wines. Today the business is run by Friedrich Becker and Friedrich Wilhelm Becker. As administrator, Gerard Paul is responsible. The vineyards cover 25 hectares of vineyards in the Schweigener single location Sonnenberg
in the sub-locations Kammerberg, Sankt Paul and Wormberg. About 60% is located above the nearby border in the French Alsace
, They are planted with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Portuguese, Black Riesling and Merlot, and with the white varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Silvaner, Auxerrois and Gewürztraminer.
In the sense of an environmentally friendly pest control in the vineyard beneficials
. predatory mites
used. By appropriate pruning
The yield is extremely reduced. The wines are separated according to variety 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 oak barrels. Bottle-fermented sects and brandies are also produced. The winery is a member of VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter), as well as at the associations Generation Riesling and "5 Winzer 5 Freunde".