The winery is located in the community of Schweigen-Rechtenbach (area Südliche Weinstraße) in the German wine-growing region Pfalz
. It was founded in 1964 by Friedel and Günter Scheu, initially as a mixed operation for agriculture and grape grafting with less than one hectare of vineyard area at that time. Since 2009 it has been managed by Klaus Scheu. In summer 2015 the construction of a new vinotheque was completed. The modern building is used for tastings and events. The vineyards cover 14 hectares of vine area in the single vineyard Schweigener Sonnenberg
. The varieties Riesling (about one third), Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, 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 Raedling and Strohlenberg sub-areas, which earned the owner the title "Der Grenzgänger" (The Border Crosser), but this should also refer to the style and development of the wines
The consistently yield-reduced grapes with an average of 45 hl/ha are mostly harvested by hand in several passes. The vinification is carried out traditionally by hand. 80% of the wines are aged in stainless steel, the rest in oak . They are marketed in the lines estate wines, local wines (best vineyards) and site wines (best plots). A speciality is the wine "Philipp Cuntz", named after the grandfather of the present manager of the estate. He discovered a vine in the vineyards that differed significantly in 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%). The wine is exported to Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and Japan. The winery is a member of the association Südpfalz ConneXion.