The winery is located in the municipality of Brauneberg (Bernkastel area) in the German wine-growing region of Mosel. The family business has been run by Edith and Stefan Steinmetz since 1999. The vineyards cover 6.5 hectares, 80% of which are on very steep slopes in the single vineyard sites of Geierslay (Wintrich), Grafschafter Sonnenberg (Veldenz), Herrenberg and Paulinsberg (Kesten), Himmelreich (Graach), Juffer (Brauneberg), and Sonnenlay (Mülheim). They are 70% planted with Riesling, with 90% of the vines being more than 30 years old and most of them even 50 to 70 years old, ungrafted. Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Merlot are cultivated on 30% of the area.
The cultivation is based on organic guidelines. Insecticides have been avoided since the early 1980s. Quality criteria are controlled low harvest quantities, strictly hand-picked selection of the grapes and particularly gentle grape processing without mechanical stress using pneumatic presses and grape mills. A special feature is the old vaulted cellar dating back to 1563. All wines are fermented spontaneously without exception. The white wines are matured both in traditional fuder barrels and in steel tanks, the red wines are generally matured for 12 to 18 months in French barriques.