The winery is located in the community of Böchingen (area Südliche Weinstraße) in the German wine region Pfalz
. Only 25 kilometres to the south is the French border. In its current form, the company has been in existence since 1987. 18 hectares of vineyards are planted in the individual locations Biengarten (Frankweil), Herrenberg (Nußdorf), Hölle
(Godramstein), Rosenkranz (Böchingen) and Schäwer
(Burrweiler). They are stocked with the white wine varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Müller-Thurgau, Kerner, Heroldrebe and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the red wine varieties St. Laurent, Portugieser, Pinot Noir and Merlot. Organic viticulture
is consistently practised according to the guidelines of the Bioland
association. The winery is also a founding member of the "Club of European Organic Wineries"
The maintenance of a lush and diverse vegetation
is regarded as an important instrument in soil management. Selective harvesting is carried out with the aim of producing healthy, fully ripe grapes as a prerequisite for high quality wines. The red wines ferment in stainless steel tanks and then mature in old oak barrels, or the top quality wines in new barriques. Fine brandies and bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. In 1998 Heiner Sauer founded the winery Bodegas Palmera
as managing director and partner in the Spanish area Utiel-Requena
west of Valencia.