The winery is located in the municipality of Ungstein (Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße area) in the German wine-growing region of Pfalz.
The family's ancestors come from Switzerland. After a generation in Alsace, Philipp Bär settled in Ungstein in 1590 (the "h" only entered the name at the beginning of the 19th century). Until 1907, the wines were mainly sold to the trade as bulk wine. Until 1973, the grapes were delivered to the local winegrowers' cooperative, of which Helmut Bähr was also the first chairman from 1968 to 1972. His son Günter harvested the grapes himself for the first time with the 1973 vintage. Today, three generations work in the family business. In the 17th generation, Jürgen Bähr is the main person in charge after completing his training as a viticultural technician in 2004. The vineyards cover 22 hectares of vines in the single vineyard sites Bettelhaus, Herrenberg
, Osterberg and Weilberg
(Ungstein), Nonnengarten, Rittergarten and Steinberg (Bad Dürkheim), as well as Mandelgarten (Wachenheim). They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling (one third of the area), Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Silvaner, Sauvignon Blanc, Müller-Thurgau, Huxelrebe, Kerner, Gewürztraminer, Scheurebe, Saphira and Morio-Muskat, as well as with the red wine varieties Pinot Noir, Portugieser, Dornfelder, St. Laurent, Cabernet Mitos, Cabernet Dorsa, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Acolon, Regent and Lagrein.