The winery in the municipality Oberhausen is located in the German wine-growing region Near
, Viticulture has been practiced in the family for at least two hundred years. The grandfather Herrmann Dönnhoff Senior already had a great passion for Riesling and paid great attention to winemaking and the purchase of the best vineyards in the area. His son Hermann Dönnhoff Junior continued this tradition. When Helmut Dönnhoff vinified his first vintage at the age of 22 in 1971, the company had already become a pure winery. This is undisputedly one of the absolute top winemakers in Germany today and is a living legend. His saying "My vineyards are like my children"
illustrates how much emphasis is placed on meticulous vineyard work. The vineyards cover 20 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Kahlenberg
, Mollenbrunnen and Osterhöll ( Bad Kreuznach
in sole ownership, Felsenberg, Kieselberg and afford Berg
(Oberhausen), as well Felsenberg
and copper mine
(Schlossboeckelheim). They are 75% Riesling, the rest planted with Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. In addition to pure-breeding yeast, grape-yeasts are also used for fermentation if possible. In addition to the classic matured in old oak barrels dry Riesling wines, the ice wines at home and abroad also gained cult status. Every year around 150,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery is a member of VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).