The winery is located in the municipality of Heitersheim (Markgräflerland area) in the German wine-growing region of Baden
. It was founded around 1844 by Wilhelm I, great-great-great-grandfather of the current owner Fabian Zähringer. After an interim sale to Martini & Rossi
, Wolfgang Zähringer re-entered the business in 1986. He introduced comprehensive quality measures
and started organic viticulture
, which was still rarely practised at that time. Since 2010, the sixth generation, Fabian Zähringer, has been active in the winery. He founded the wine house "Zähringer Zürich" in his second home Zurich in 2010. In addition to the Zähringer wines from Heitersheim, organic wines
from other growing regions are also sold there.