The winery is located in the municipality of Bodenheim (Nierstein area) in the German wine-growing region of Rheinhessen. The family has been growing grapes in this traditional winery for more than 200 years. In its present form, it was created in 1970 through marriage from the two wineries Kühling and Gillot. The manor house was completely redesigned in Bauhaus style by 2006 and now also includes a vinotheque and lounge. The estate is run by Carolin Spanier-Gillot and her husband H.O. Spanier von Battenfeld-Spanier. However, Kühling-Gillot and Battenfeld-Spanier continue to exist as two separate brands.
The vineyards cover 11 hectares of vines in the single vineyard sites Burgweg (Bodenheim), Kreuz (Oppenheim), Ölberg and Pettenthal (Nierstein) and Rothenberg (Nackenheim). The main varieties are Riesling with ungrafted vines in the Rothenberg site and (Pinot Noir). These wines are marketed as VDP-classified Grosse Gewächse. Furthermore, the white wine varieties Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Scheurebe and Gewürztraminer are cultivated, as well as other red wine varieties (all used in a red wine cuvée). Organic viticulture has been practised since 2010.
Special emphasis is placed on preserving the fruit aromas through gentle wine treatment from fermentation to bottling. After spontaneous fermentation, the wine is aged partly in large wooden barrels and partly in stainless steel. In addition to the Grossen Gewächsen, there are the lines Ortsweine (Nierstein and Oppenheim) and Gutsweine (the white wines are marketed under the winery's own trademark Qvinterra). A new addition to the range is a classically vinified Gemischter Satz made from Riesling and Gewürztraminer. In years with suitable weather conditions, noble sweet wines such as Trockenbeerenauslesen are also produced. The winery is a member of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates), die Güter, Message in a Bottle, Pro Riesling and Vinissima.