The winery is located in the municipality of Nierstein (Nierstein area) in the German wine-growing region of Rheinhessen. The history of the house dates back to 1561, as documented by a stone in the cellar vault of the "Mathildenhof", where the winery resided until autumn 2006. Over the course of time, the estate changed hands several times. In 1909 it was acquired by the Heyl family and was now called "Freiherr Heyl zu Herrnsheim". In 1969, the estate was taken over by the husband of the Heyl heiress, Peter von Weymarn. He was one of the first producers in Germany to introduce an estate-owned vineyard classification system and since then has only listed the names of the best sites on the label. He converted the vineyards completely to controlled organic cultivation at the beginning of the 1980s. Peter von Weymarn is thus the pioneer of organic farming in Germany. In 1994, the estate became the property of the Ahr family.
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