The estate is located in the community of Bad Durkheim-Leistadt (area Mittelhaardt / German Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate
, In the traditional family, winegrowing has been practiced for several generations. The bottle wine marketing started in 1955. A guest house is connected. Today, three generations work in a family group. The managers are Rudi Hanewald and Petra Schwerdt, as cellar master is Thomas Hanewald, responsible for the sale of Stephan Schwerdt and Barbara Hanewald, as well as for the external company Rudolf Schwerdt.
The vineyards cover 22.5 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Hochbenn (Bad-Dürkheim), paradise garden
(Ruppertsberg), as well as mornings and lime kiln (Leistadt). They are with the white varieties Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Goldmuskateller, Müller-Thurgau (Rivaner), Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Morio nutmeg, Kerner, Scheurebe, Huxelrebe and Ehrenfelser, and with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Dornfelder, Regent, St. Laurent, Lemberger ( Blaufränkisch
), Portuguese, Herold Vine and Acolon planted.
The philosophy of the house is: "Riesling is destination, great red wines a passion"
. The quality pyramid is divided into three lines. These are vineyard wines (terroir-embossed wines from best locations, red vineyard wines according to criteria of the Barrique Forum Palatinate with a maximum of 4,000 l / ha yield), local wines (quality wines dry and predates with residual and sweetness) and estate wines (from own vineyards and classified grape varieties) , The flagship of the house is the red wine cuvée "Zweihänder" from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Bottle-fermented sects, secco (sparkling wines), grape juices and spirits (wine, grapes, yeast, pomace, fruit) are also produced. The winery is a member of the two associations Barrique Forum Palatinate
and Generation Riesling.