The winery in the community of Rüdesheim in the German Rheingau wine region was founded in 1880 by Bernhard Scholl and Albert Hillebrand as part of a wine shop. At the beginning of the 20th century it was taken over by Peter Breuer and further developed by his son Georg. After that, the brothers Bernhard and Heinrich Breuer took over the management in the third generation. Together with Bernd Philippi (owner of the Koehler-Ruprecht Winery) and Werner Näkel (owner of the Meyer-Näkel Winery), the Quinta da Carvalhosa Winery was founded in 2000 in the Portuguese Douro Valley. Already in 1997, together with Bernd Philippi and the South African Stephan du Toit, the winery Mont du Toit was created. Bernhard Breuer, who died unexpectedly in 2004, was regarded as one of the most innovative German winemakers, who meticulously strove to develop a dry Riesling and was committed to the close connection between wine and culture. In 1984 he founded the Charta Rheingau, which was then merged into the VDP-Rheingau in 1999. Today, the winery is managed by Theresa Breuer, supported by the manager Hermann Schmoranz and cellar master Markus Lundén.
The vineyards comprise 38 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Nonnenberg (in sole ownership) and Rothenberg in the community of Rauenthal, Berg Roseneck, Berg Rottland and Berg Schlossberg in the community of Rüdesheim as well as areas in the community of Lorch. The Riesling dominates with 30.5 hectares, the remaining area is planted withPinot Noir, PinotGris andPinot Blanc. As absolute rarities, the almost extinct historically important varieties White Heunisch(Gouais Blanc) and Orléans are cultivated. Since 2002, 200 to 300 bottles of Orleans have been produced annually, the first vintage or maiden wine for White Heunisch was that of 2008. Organic (ecological) viticulture is practised, which primarily serves the sustainability of the vineyard. This includes seasonal greening, planting of legumes instead of synthetic fertilizers, as well as renouncing pesticides such as herbicides. The high quality standard is achieved through extremely low yields (25 to 45 hl/ha) and strict selection of the grape material.
Only the very best wines are marketed with a site designation. The second rank is called "Terra Montosa", followed by the "Ortsrieslinge" (estates) and the "Gutsrieslinge" (in the types of development "Sauvage" = dry and "Charm" = semi-dry). A speciality are wines in small quantities from Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from particularly old vineyards. Since the 1999 vintage, these have been bottled under the additional designation "B" (mountain terraces). Furthermore, sweet wines such as Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese are also produced, the berries of which are manually sorted according to their degree of rot in a complex process. In addition, various noble brandies (Trebern-, Geläger- and Weinbrand) and bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. The winery is a member of the associations Deutsches Barrique-Forum, Die Güter, Fair'n Green and Generation Riesling. Attached to the winery is the restaurant/hotel "Breuer's Rüdesheimer Schloss".