The estate is located in the municipality Oberrotweil (Kaiserstuhl area) in the German wine-growing region to bathe
, The family has been practicing viticulture since the mid-18th century. The present winery was founded in 1950 by Benno Salwey as at that time still typical mixed agricultural business including livestock. Until the 1970s, the consistent conversion to pure viticulture took place. Already at the age of 23, Wolf-Dietrich Salwey had bought his own winegrowing business, namely the Rinzberghof in Glottertal north of Freiburg, which is still managed today. Finally, in 1985, he also took over his parents' business in Oberrotweil. The winery is now run in the third generation of Konrad Salwey, as his father, Wolf-Dietrich, died in January 2011.
The vineyards cover 40 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Henkenberg
(Oberrotweil), as well Eichberg
(Oberrotweil and Glottertal). They are planted with the white varieties Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Auxerrois, Muscat and Gewürztraminer, and the only red wine variety Spätburgunder. The product range is divided into three quality classes. The Gutsweine as a baseline are fruity Burgundersorten wines. The white wines of the "Reserve Salwey RS" line are matured in large wooden barrels, the red wines predominantly in oak barrels. The quality tip forms the line Big greenhouse
from particularly delimited top locations and selected grapes. These wines are developed according to location - white wines in large oak barrels, red wines in oak barrels. A specialty is as Weißherbst
(Rosé) developed Pinot Noir. Bottle-fermented sect and brandies (pomace, cherry, apple) are also produced. The winery is a member of VDP
and Slow Food