The winery is located in the community of Bernkastel-Kues (Bernkastel area) in the German Moselle wine region. The Bergweiler family was first mentioned in the 15th century. In 1911 the estate of Mathias Prüm (1835-1890) was divided among his children. One of the heirs was Maria Katharina Prüm (1884-1954), later the second wife of the winery owner Zacharias Bergweiler (1861-1934). The estate was taken over by Dr. Peter Pauly as heir in 1959. After studying business administration and vinological training in Geisenheim, he continued his grandfather's legacy. Various trips to the Napa Valley inspired him to build a modern business. Through his marriage to Helga Berres, the Peter Nicolay winery was integrated. Since 2006, his son Stefan Pauly has been running the business as owner.
The Riesling vineyards comprise 17 hectares of vineyards in the individual sites Alte Badstube on Doctorberg, Bratenhöfchen, Graben, Lay and Matheisbildchen on the Badstube (Bernkastel); Juffer and Juffer Sonnenuhr(Brauneberg); Prälat and Treppchen (Erden); Domprobst and Himmelreich (Graach); Goldwingert in exclusive ownership and Würzgarten (Ürzig); Klosterberg and Sonnenuhr (Wehlen); and Himmelreich (Zeltingen). Important quality criteria are low yields and selective manual harvesting. The wines are carefully vinified with the aim of preserving the typical vineyard notes. They are fermented separately by site in small stainless steel tanks at controlled low temperatures. The broadly diversified Riesling collection covers all quality levels. Hand-selected Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein are pressed in vintages suitable for the weather. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. The winery is a member of the Bernkasteler Ring and the Gutskomplizen cooperation (five wineries).