The winery is located in the municipality of Bernkastel-Kues (Saarallee 24) in the German wine-growing region of Mosel. The family's wine-growing tradition dates back to 1636. The actual founder of the winery is considered to be the Prussian Member of Parliament Dr. Hugo Thanisch. The winery caused an international sensation in the mid-19th century and the wines achieved the highest prices at auctions. In November 1985, a 1921 Trockenbeerenauslese was auctioned by the VDP in Trier for 11,200 marks. Due to the division of the estate in 1988, there is also a wine estate Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Thanisch. The part "Erben Müller-Burggraef" is owned by Margrit Müller-Burggraef, a granddaughter of Hugo Thanisch. The vineyards cover nine hectares of vines in the single vineyard sites Doctor, Graben and Lay (Bernkastel), Juffer and Juffer Sonnenuhr(Brauneberg), Himmelreich (Graach), Niederberg-Helden (Lieser), and Sonnenuhr (Wehlen). They are 98% Riesling, with some Pinot Noir. The 300-year-old cellar is 30 metres below the Doctorberg. Bottle-fermented sparkling wine is also produced.