The traditional winery in the municipality of Oberhausen is located in the German wine-growing region of Nahe. The first records about the Dönnhoff family exist as early as 1761, in the family chronicle early grape blossom (1781) and rich grape harvest (1784) are documented in detail. Already the grandfather Herrmann Dönnhoff Senior (1880-1953) had a great passion for Riesling and paid great attention to the vinification and the purchase of the best vineyards in the area. His son Hermann Dönnhoff Junior (1916-1991) continued this tradition. When Helmut Dönnhoff vinified his first vintage in 1971 at the age of 22, the business had already transformed into a pure winery. His saying "My vineyards are like my children" illustrates how much value is placed on meticulous vineyard work. After his education and various stays abroad, the winery is now run by Cornelius Dönnhoff in the fourth generation.
The vineyards cover 28 hectares of vineyards in the single vineyards Kahlenberg, Krötenpfuhl(Bad Kreuznach), Hermannshöhle and Klamm (Niederhausen), Dellchen and Kirschheck (Norheim), Brücke im Alleinbesitz and Leistenberg (Oberhausen), Höllenpfad (Roxheim) as well as Felsenberg (Schloßböckelheim). The vineyards are 80% Riesling and 10% Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, some of which are 65 years old. The environmentally friendly and sustainable cultivation of the vineyards, the production and the sales are carried out according to the certified rules of the association Fair'n Green.
The wines are marketed according to the VDP classification model in the lines Gutsweine, Lagenweine and Grosse Gewächse. Fermentation takes place partly spontaneously with the winery's own yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wines are then matured in traditional old large wooden barrels made of German oak. In years with suitable weather conditions, ice wines are also pressed. Around 180,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).