The winery is located in the municipality of Kleinbottwar (Württembergisch Unterland area) in the German Württemberg
wine growing region. It was founded in 1981 by Reinhard Schäfer, who learned the winemaking trade at the renowned Aldinger
winery (Fellbach). The vineyards cover almost five hectares of vines mainly in the single vineyard Götzenberg (Kleinbottwar). They are planted 70% with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Black Riesling, Trollinger, Lemberger, Dornfelder, Cabernet Dorsa, Samtrot and Merlot, and 30% with the white wine varieties Riesling, Pinot Gris, Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc. Since spring 2009, the conversion to organic viticulture
has taken place; the winery is also a member of the ECOVIN
association. The white wines are mainly aged in stainless steel, the red wines after the classic maceration in 600-litre wooden barrels or in barriques, depending on the type of wine desired. In suitable years also ice wines are pressed. Rosé wines, noble brandies (marc, fruit) and bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced.