The winery is located in the municipality of Ungstein (area Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße) in the German wine-growing region Palatinate
. The ancestors of the family come from Switzerland. After a generation in Alsace, Philipp Bär settled in Ungstein in 1590 (the "h" did not get into the name until the beginning of the 19th century). Until 1907 the wines were mainly sold to the trade as cask wine. Until 1973, the grapes were delivered to the local winegrowers' cooperative, of which Helmut Bähr was also the first chairman from 1968 to 1972. His son Günter expanded the harvest himself for the first time with the 1973 vintage. Today, three generations work in the family business. In the 17th generation, Jürgen Bähr, after his training as a viticulture technician in 2004, is the main responsible for the company. The vineyards comprise 22 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Bettelhaus, Herrenberg
, Osterberg and Weilberg
(Ungstein), Nonnengarten, Rittergarten and Steinberg (Bad Dürkheim), as well as Mandelgarten (Wachenheim). They are linked with the white wine varieties Riesling (one third of the area), Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Silvaner, Sauvignon Blanc, Müller-Thurgau, Huxelrebe, Kerner, Gewürztraminer, Scheurebe, Saphira and Morio-Muscat, and with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Portugieser, Dornfelder, St. Laurent, Cabernet Mitos, Cabernet Dorsa, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Acolon, Regent and Lagrein
Depending on the vintage, up to 56 different wines are produced, around 20 of which are only available in a relatively small quantity of between 800 and 2,000 bottles. The grapes are processed gently. The white must is fermented in a controlled manner by cooling, so that as many fermentation aromas as possible are formed and preserved. The red wines are vinified in special mash fermentation tanks at a controlled temperature and, depending on the grape variety, are aged in stainless steel tanks, wooden barrels or barriques. The maturity of the wines is decisive for the bottling and so it happens that sold out wines are replaced by the following vintage only half a year later. With the vintage 2000 the line "JB" was introduced. These are wines from greatly reduced yield plants, which Jürgen Bähr develops according to his own ideas. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. Around 95% of the average annual production of 180,000 litres of wine is sold to end consumers (with a good 2,000 regular customers).