The winery is located in the municipality of Appenheim (Bingen area) in the German wine growing region of Rheinhessen. The family has been growing wine here for five generations. Karl-Heinz Bischel laid the foundation stone for today's winery in the 1960s. Today the two brothers Christian and Matthias Runkel share the management of the estate with their parents, Heike and Hartmut Runkel. The vineyards comprise 20 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Drosselborn and Hundertgulden (Appenheim), Goldberg, Johannisberg and St. Laurenzikapelle (Gau-Algesheim), as well as Scharlachberg (Bingen). They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling (one third of the total area), Silvaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the red wine varieties Pinot Noir and Pinot Noir. The quality criteria are natural cultivation in the vineyard, low yields and non-invasive cellar management.
After selective manual harvesting, the gently pressed musts ferment spontaneously with the vineyard's own yeasts. The wines are aged in steel tanks and in traditional large wooden barrels. The best Burgundy wines mature in French barriques (228 l) and Tonneaux barrels (500 l). The principle is: the smaller the origin, the higher the quality of the wines. All dry wines are designated according to their origin as estate, local or site wines. Only the best wines of a vintage bear the names of the sites. The fruity estate wines usually come from several vineyards. The local wines, which are characterised by high fruit ripeness, are produced in the best plots of land in the respective village. The site wines of Riesling, Silvaner and Spätburgunder include long storable plants with a very individual character. The fruit sweet or noble sweet wines are marketed as Spätlese, , Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese. The winery is a member of the Rhine-Hessian association Message in a Bottle and the maxim Origin Rheinhessen.