The winery is located in the municipality of Schweigen-Rechtenbach (Südliche Weinstraße area) in the German wine-growing region of Pfalz.
It was founded in 1964 by Friedel and Günter Scheu, initially as a mixed farm and vine-growing business with less than one hectare of vineyards at the time. Since 2009, it has been run by Klaus Scheu. In summer 2015, the construction of a new vinotheque was completed. The modern building is used for events as well as tastings. The vineyards cover 14 hectares of vineyards in the single vineyard Schweigener Sonnenberg
. The varieties Riesling (about one third), Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Scheurebe and Gewürztraminer are cultivated with a planting density of about 6,000 vines per hectare. The majority of the area is located on French territory in Alsace in the sub-areas of Raedling and Strohlenberg, which earned the owner the name "The Border Crosser", but this is also meant to refer to the style and vinification of the wines
The grapes, which are consistently harvested at low yields and average 45 hl/ha, are mostly harvested by hand in several passes. Vinification is done traditionally by hand. 80% of the wines are matured in stainless steel, the rest in oak barrels. They are marketed in the lines estate wines, local wines (best vineyards) and site wines (best plots). A speciality is the "Philipp Cuntz" wine named after the grandfather of the current farm manager. He discovered a vine in the vineyards that was clearly different in terms of the appearance and taste of the wine. After propagation, this wine has been pressed from it ever since. The customer structure is divided into private customers (30%), trade (60%) and gastronomy (10%). Exports are made to Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA and Japan. The winery is a member of the Südpfalz ConneXion association.