The winery is located in the municipality of Bad Dürkheim-Leistadt (Mittelhaardt/Deutsche Weinstraße area) in the German wine-growing region of Pfalz. The traditional family has been growing grapes for several generations. Bottled wine marketing was started in 1955. A guesthouse is attached. Today, three generations work in the family. Rudi Hanewald and Petra Schwerdt are the farm managers, Thomas Hanewald is the cellar master, Stephan Schwerdt and Barbara Hanewald are responsible for sales, and Rudolf Schwerdt is in charge of external operations.
The vineyards cover 26 hectares of vineyards in the single vineyard sites Hochbenn (Bad-Dürkheim), Paradiesgarten (Deidesheim), Reiterpfad (Ruppertsberg), as well as Herrenmorgen and Kalkofen (Leistadt). They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Goldmuskateller, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Morio-Muskat, Kerner, Scheurebe, Huxelrebe and Ehrenfelser, as well as with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Dornfelder, Regent, St. Laurent, Lemberger (Blaufränkisch), Blauer Portugieser, Heroldrebe and Acolon.
The philosophy of the house is: "Riesling is destiny, great red wines a passion". The quality pyramid is divided into three lines. These are site wines (terroir-rich wines from the best sites, red site wines according to Forum Pfalz criteria with a maximum yield of 4,000 l/ha), local wines (dry quality wines and Prädikate wines with residual and noble sweetness) and estate wines (from the estate's own vineyards and classified grape varieties). The flagship of the house is the red wine cuvée "Zweihänder" made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines, secco (sparkling wines), grape juices and noble brandies (wine, grapes, yeast, marc, fruit) are also produced. The winery is a member of the two associations Forum Pfalz and Generation Riesling.