The winery is located in the community of Bad Kreuznach-Bosenheim
in the German Nahe
wine region. It was founded in the 1950s by Heinrich and Erna Lorenz as a mixed operation. The grapes were given to a cooperative. In the 1970s, son Werner started marketing bottled wine. The estate tavern "Bonnheimer Hof" was attached. The business is run by Werner (winegrower) and son Ulrich (viticulture technician) Lorenz, who is responsible for the cellar technology. The vineyards comprise 40 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Brückes
, Paradies, Rosenberg and St. Martin (Bad Kreuznach), Steinrossel (Sommerloch), Berg
(Roxheim) and Johannisberg
(Wallhausen). They are planted 70% with the white wine varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Bacchus, Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe, and 30% with the red wine varieties Dornfelder, Portugieser, Pinot Noir, Frühburgunder, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
The cultivation of the vineyards is done by hand with great effort. The wines are vinified according to their variety and origin. There is a wide range of products due to the many grape varieties. The red wines undergo a classic maceration
, the white wines are partly macerated. Among the premium wines are Riesling Kreuznacher Brückes and Riesling Roxheimer Berg (maceration), as well as the red wine cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot (16 months in wooden barrels). About 100,000 bottles of wine are produced annually, 4,000 are sent to the Netherlands. Grape juices, noble brandies (marc Merlot, grapes Gewürztraminer) are also produced. The winery is a member of the Young Winemakers Association Nahe 7 and Generation Riesling.