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 26 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Hochbenn (Bad-Dürkheim), paradise garden (Deidesheim) Reiterpfad (Ruppertsberg), as well as mornings and lime kiln (Leistadt). They are with the white wine varieties Riesling. Gewurztraminer. Goldmuskateller. Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc. Morio Muscat. Kerner. Scheurebe. Huxelrebe and Ehrenfelser, as well as with the red wines Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Dornfelder. regent. St. Laurent, Lemberger ( ) Blue Portuguese. Heroldrebe 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 the best locations, red vineyard wines according to the criteria of the 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 Forum Pfalz and Generation Riesling.