The winery is located in the municipality of Bischoffingen (Kaiserstuhl area) in the south of the German wine-growing region of Baden
. It was founded in 1985 by Karl-Heinz Johner and his wife Irene. The aim was to produce Burgundy-style wines. The wines, which were already aged in barriques at that time, could only be marketed as table wines in the first few years. In the 1990s, the new winery, built in the style of a monastery according to Californian models, was put into operation with a circular barrique barrel cellar. Karl-Heinz Johner is assisted by his son Patrick, who after studies in Geisenheim
gained practical experience in Burgundy (Hubert Lignier, Comte Lafon) and in Australia (Tim Knappstein). The vineyards cover 17 hectares in seven districts. Outstanding single vineyards are Enselberg and Steinbuck
(Bischoffingen), as well as Eichberg
(Oberrotweil). They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Auxerrois, Rivaner, Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the red wine varieties Blauer Spätburgunder, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Dorsa, Cabernet Dorio, Cabernet Cubin, Cabernet Mitos and Dakapo.