The winery is located in the municipality of Nierstein (Nierstein area) in the German wine growing region of Rheinhessen. It was founded in 1920, but it was not until 1985 that it was given its present name, which is based on an old ironworks of the former owner MAN. MAN sold the winery to the entrepreneur Detlev Meyer in 2005. The estate also includes the Heyl zu Herrnsheim winery. Both wineries moved into the renovated buildings of the former Gustav Adolf Schmitt Winery at the end of 2006. Must and wine there are now only moved by gravity. Highlights are the fermentation cellar with the most gentle technology and the new vinotheque. Initially, the two operations remained separate in terms of production technology, but in 2008 it was decided to merge the two. However, Heyl zu Herrnsheim will remain as a wine line. The company is managed by Dirk Würtz (managing partner). Sebastian Strub is responsible as cellar master.
The vineyards comprise 40 hectares of vines in the Niersteiner single vineyards Hipping, Ölberg, Orbel, Pettenthal and in sole ownership Zehnmorgen. The site, which is also in exclusive ownership, is only used for the Heyl zu Herrnsheim brand. They are 80% with the main variety Riesling, as well asPinot Noir (Spätburgunder), Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and the rare variety Yellow Orléans. The cultivation is carried out according to biodynamic methods in accordance with the guidelines of the organic association DEMETER, which has been certified since 2018. The wines are fermented spontaneously and, depending on the type of wine, are aged in stainless steel tanks, large wooden barrels or . The wide range of products is divided into the lines Great Wines, Local Wines and Estate Wines according to the VDP classification model. In years with suitable weather conditions, wines are also pressed. Around 220,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).