The winery is located in the town of Deidesheim in the Palatinate wine growing region. It was founded in 1849 by Friedrich Deinhard from the champagne dynasty of the same name and his wife Auguste Jordan. His son, Dr. Andreas Deinhard (1845-1907), took over the estate in 1871 and developed it into one of the most important quality wine estates in Germany. Through his parliamentary activities in the Bavarian Parliament and the Reichstag, he had a significant influence on the Phylloxera Act and the first German Wine Act. He rendered great services to Palatinate viticulture, among other things as co-founder of the German Wine Growers' Association.
After him, his son-in-law Leopold von Winning (1873-1917) ran the winery under the name "Von Winning's Edelweingut". In 1907 he dedicated himself to the task of producing great wines to do justice to these special locations. Through meticulous work he raised the wines of the winery to a new level. In addition, he was a founding member of the VDP (then Association of German Natural Wine Auctioneers). After his death, it was taken over by the Hoch family, who reintroduced the old name "Dr. Deinhard". Finally, in 2007 the business was acquired by the Neustadt entrepreneur Achim Niederberger and a change to the current name was made. Stephan Attmann is responsible as managing director, Joachim Jaillet as field manager and Kurt Rathgeber as cellar master. The team feels committed to the legacy of the visionary Leopold von Winning. The "LEOPOLD Restaurant" is also run by the Niederberger family.
The vineyards cover 64 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations of Nussbien, Linsenbusch and Reiterpfad (Ruppertsberg), Grainhübel, Herrgottsacker, Kalkofen, Kieselberg, Langenmorgen, Leinhöhle, Mäushöhle, Nonnenstück and Paradiesgarten (Deidesheim), as well as Jesuit Garden, Kirchenstück, Pechstein and Ungeheuer (Forst). They are planted with 80% Riesling, the rest with Sauvignon Blanc,Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay,Pinot Gris, Muscatel, Gewürztraminer and Scheurebe as well asPinot Noir. These are cultivated as 100 years ago in dense planting with 9,500 canes per hectare. Sustainable viticulture close to nature is practised. This includes, among other things, short and permanent greening as well as the renunciation of herbicides, artificial fertilizers and (in the vineyard and in the cellar) copper.
Traditional methods are used in the cellar. Pumping processes are avoided in the gentle processing. There are two different product lines. The wines of the "Dr. Deinhard" line are classically aged fresh and fruity in stainless steel. The wines of the line "Von Winning" are traditionally fermented in wood and are structured and spicy vinified. After gentle preclarification without artificial cooling, the top-quality wines ferment spontaneously with natural yeasts warm in wood. They are always stored for a long time on the or full yeast and are bottled after moderate filtration without fining. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. The winery is a member of the VDP. Around 500,000 bottles of wine are marketed annually.