The winery is located in the municipality of Meersburg (Lake Constance area) above the Meersburg port on Lake Constance in the German Baden
wine growing region. The historic buildings and the vineyards originate from the former property of the prince-bishops of Constance. In 1802/1803, the estate was first called "Großherzogliche Domänenkellerei Meersburg" by Napoleonic
secularisation and in 1919 finally became the state vineyard of the state of Baden-Württemberg. Today, the Reithof houses the wine shop, the winery and the estate administration. A tavern with a view of the lake and the Alps is attached. Managing director is Dr. Jürgen Dietrich, cellar master is Harald Gutemann
The vineyards cover 63 hectares of vineyards in the individual sites Bengel
, Chorherrenhalde, Lerchenberg, Jungfernstieg
(Hohentwiel, Germany's highest vineyard
at 560 metres above sea level), and Ritterhalde (Gailingen). Most of these sites are in sole ownership. They are planted with the white wine varieties Weißburgunder, Grauburgunder, Chardonnay, Riesling, Müller-Thurgau and Traminer, as well as the red wine varieties Spätburgunder and Regent. The wines are produced in the three lines estate wines (in Bordeaux bottles), site wines (in Burgundy and Schlegel bottles) and premium wines from the best plots with extremely low yields (3 stars on the label). The wines are matured in the vaulted cellar, which was built as early as 1720 under the reign of Prince Bishop von Stauffenberg (1658-1740). Great importance is attached to the natural character of each terroir. The white wines and white autumns are fermented slowly and cool to retain their typical fruitiness and lightness. The red wines are aged in large oak barrels or in French barriques. The winery is a member of the Bodenseewein association.