The winery is located in the community of Oberrotweil (Kaiserstuhl area) in the German growing region of Baden
. The family has been growing grapes here since the middle of the 18th century. Today's winery was founded in 1950 by Benno Salwey as a typical mixed agricultural business at that time, including livestock farming. By the 1970s, the winery had been consistently converted to pure viticulture. Wolf-Dietrich Salwey had already bought his own vineyard at the age of 23, namely the Rinzberghof in the Glottertal north of Freiburg, which is still being farmed today. Finally, in 1985, he took over the main responsibility of his parents' winery in Oberrotweil. The winery is now run by Konrad Salwey in the third generation, since his father, Wolf-Dietrich, passed away in January 2011.
The vineyards cover 40 hectares of vineyards in the single vineyards Henkenberg
(Oberrotweil), as well as Eichberg
(Oberrotweil and Glottertal). They are planted with the white wine varieties Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Auxerrois, Muscat and Gewürztraminer, and the only red wine variety is Pinot Noir. The product range is divided into three quality classes. The estate wines as the basic line are fruity Burgundy wines. The white wines of the "Reserve Salwey RS" line are aged in large wooden barrels, the red wines predominantly in barrique. The top quality is formed by the line Grosses Gewächs
from particularly delimited top vineyards and selected grapes. These wines are vinified according to location - white wines in large wooden barrels, red wines in barrique. A speciality is a Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) developed as Weißherbst
(Rosé). Bottle-fermented sparkling wines and noble brandies (pomace, cherry, apple) are also produced. The winery is a member of VDP
and Slow Food