The winery is located in the community of Fellbach (Remstal-Stuttgart area) in the German wine growing region of Württemberg. The traditional company was founded in 1699 by Jakob Melchisedec Heid (*1664). Today it is managed in the tenth generation of the family by Daniela and Markus Heid. The vaulted cellar from the 17th century located under the Trottenkammer (old wine press room) is used for cultural events and festivals. The vineyards comprise eight hectares of vineyards in the Fellbach individual sites Goldberg and Lämmler. They are planted with the red wine varieties Trollinger, Lemberger, Pinot Noir, Regent, Dornfelder, Samtrot, Syrah, Portugieser, St. Laurent, Cabernet Dorio, Cabernet Dorsa and Cabernet Mitos as well as the white wine varieties Riesling, Kerner, Rivaner and Sauvignon Blanc. Organic viticulture is practised according to ECOVIN rules. The PIWI varieties do not require chemical pesticides.
Red wines are produced to 70%. The different wines from relatively small plots are vinified separately. The fruit character of the white, rosé and Trollinger wines is emphasized by gentle pressing, cool slow fermentation and long storage time for fine yeast. Depending on their potential, the red wines mature in stainless steel tanks or up to 24 months in oak barrels. They are divided into three categories, which is indicated on the labels with the symbol of one, two or, in the case of the particularly long-lasting wines, three grapes. The flagship of the house is the red wine cuvée "M" (Melchisedec), named after its founder. The wine is blended from the Lemberger and Pinot Noir varieties and matures for 22 months in barriques. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. The winery is a member of the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).