The winery is located in the community of Bad Dürkheim (area Mittelhaardt/Deutsche Weinstraße) in the German wine-growing region Pfalz
. The foundation stone for the traditional winery was laid in 1415, when there was also an oil mill and a nail smithy. In 1765 the Zumstein family from Arosa in Switzerland immigrated via Alsace and took over the winery. In addition to viticulture, a paint factory was also operated, where paint and ink were extracted from lignite. Johann Zumstein completed the present rock cellar in 1860 and underlined the economic success with the new construction of the estate villa. Due to the lack of a successor, the estate was taken over by the master winemaker Dirk Renzelmann in 1988. Since 2013 the state-certified technician for viticulture and oenology Tanja Hehner is responsible for the cellar technology and continues the 600-year-old winegrowing tradition.
The vineyards comprise 15 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Hochbenn, Michelsberg
and Steinberg (Bad Dürkheim), as well as Kalkofen (Leistadt). They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling, Silvaner, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Solaris, as well as the red wine varieties St Laurent, Dornfelder, Portugieser, Pinot Noir, Regent, Cabernet Dorio, Cabernet Dorsa and Black Riesling. Since the year 2010 a changeover to sustainable
cultivation took place. This includes organic fertilization
, supply of rock flour, greening
and intensification of leaf care
. The wines are vinified in 600-year-old vaulted cellars. The wines are usually fermented spontaneously
. The white wines are aged in stainless steel with long storage on the . The red wines mature in barriques. Among the premium wines are DoDo (Cabernet Dorsa, Cabernet Dorio) and Michel (Riesling). Spritzer
, grape juice
and honey are also produced. The winery is a member of the association Generation Riesling.