The winery is located in the municipality of Herxheim am Berg (area Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße) in the German wine-growing region of the Palatinate
. The ancestors of the family on the mother's side came here as wood coopers from Tyrol in 1655 after the end of the 30-year war. Today, the business is run by Gerd and Sigrun Petri, now in the 12th generation. The two sons Maximilian (California) and Philipp (Australia) completed an overseas internship. The vineyards comprise 15 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Himmelreich
and Honigsack (Herxheim) and Saumagen
(Kallstadt). They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling (40%), Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Silvaner, Gewürztraminer and Scheurebe, as well as the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, St. Laurent, Cabernet Cubin, Merlot and Frühburgunder.
The cultivation is carried out according to the guidelines of controlled environmentally friendly viticulture. Insecticides
are not used. Fertilization
is only applied at the level of nutrient removal by the vine, so that there is no pollution of the ground water. This results in quality-enhancing, low yields, which are harvested by late and selective manual harvesting. After gentle pressing, temperature-controlled fermentation and long storage on the , preferably in wooden barrels, follows. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines and, in years suitable for the weather, ice wines
are also produced.