The winery is located in the municipality of Hochheim in the German Rheingau wine growing region. The Sudeten German family had been growing wine in Untertannovitz in Southern Moravia since 1648 before emigrating to Hochheim after the war in 1945. Franz Künstler managed other wineries in Hochheim for 15 years before he finally became self-employed in 1965. Since 1988 the business has been run by his son Gunter. In 1996, the Geheimrat Aschrott Erben winery was acquired with 12 hectares of vineyards. These wines are marketed with their own label.
The vineyards of the Künstler Stammweingut Künstler comprise 48 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Domdechaney, Herrnberg, Hölle, Kirchenstück, Reichestal, Stein und Stielweg (Hochheim), Berg Roseneck and Berg Rottland (Rüdesheim), as well as Weiß Erd (Kostheim). They are mainly planted with Riesling (80%), as well asPinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Grüner Veltliner. They are cultivated close to nature with, for example, greening and complete renunciation of herbicides.
After gentle pressing, the musts for the white wines are fermented cool and slowly in or stainless steel containers, depending on the location. The Rieslings from the top sites are also bottled in large format bottles of up to 18 litres. The red wines mature for one year in large and small wooden barrels after maceration and are marketed after a further year of bottle storage. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. Around 310,000 bottles of wine are bottled annually. The winery is a member of the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) and Gens de Metier.