The estate owned by Claus and Susanne Schneider is located in the town of Weil am Rhein (Markgräflerland area) in the Baden wine-growing region in Germany. The ancestors of the family have been involved in wine production since 1425. Claus Schneider studied viticulture and winemaking at the college in Weinsberg , and took over the estate from his parents after his graduation in 1982. His wife Susanne comes from a long line of wine producers and coopers in Haltingen, and was the Baden wine queen in 1979. The vineyard area totals eight hectares, of which two hectares are in the Haltinger Stiege site and six hectares in the Weiler Schlipf the most south- westerly single vineyard site in Germany. This site is in danger of disappearing, the soil consists of impermeable sandstone slabs covered by a layer of limestone and clay, and this steep slope is slowly sliding (in local dialect: „schlipft”) down. Varieties planted are Pinot Noir (3,4 ha), Chasselas (2,6 ha), Pinot Blanc (1 ha), Pinot Gris (0,8 ha), Chardonnay (0,4 ha) and Johanniter.
Particular attention is paid on quick and clean processing of the grapes. The musts are fermented at temperatures of 16 to 20 °Celsius. The wines are left on the lees for an extended period until they are bottled, which as a rule is not before the end of April.