The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Oberrotweil (Kaiserstuhl area) in the German Baden wine growing region. The origins of this traditional estate go back to 1634, when the Gleichenstein noble family in what was then Rothwyl acquired the buildings and land of the Benedictine monastery of St. Blasien, together with the right to tithe. After the early death of his father, Baron Hans Joachim von Gleichenstein converted the mixed estate into a winery in 1959. In 2003, the business was handed over in its entirety to son Johannes von Gleichenstein, now in the eleventh generation of the family. He is supported by field manager Franz Galli and cellar master Odin Bauer.
The vineyards comprise 35 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Eichberg and Henkenberg (Oberrotweil), Bassgeige (Oberbergen), and Schlossberg (Achkarren). They are mainly planted withPinot Noir, PinotBlanc, PinotGris, Müller-Thurgau, Chardonnay and Muscatel. Special emphasis is placed on processing the grapes as gently as possible. A bottle-fermented sparkling wine is also produced. The winery is a member of the association Die Güter