He bought this in Erbpacht together with his comrades from the city of Worms, which could not financially pay for the renovation of the buildings. The old, unused walls are used for office, practice and exhibition space, but also a flower shop and the Wonnegauer Ölmühle have already settled here or will move in shortly.
The part of winegrower Arno Schembs is the renovation of the old forester's house and part of the tithe barn. "Poverty is the best conservator", with this statement Schembs shows the enthusiasm for the originality of the building complex and many other heritage-protected buildings that just were not "modernized" in the 60s and 70s. He sees the preservation of old buildings as a sideline to his work as a winemaker and has already renovated seven other buildings on the old Herrnsheimer main street from scratch. Schembs attaches great importance to authenticity. With much respect and respect for the over 300-year history of the building, he has restored the premises in two years. Wherever possible, the old building fabric was preserved, even if it does not correspond to the current standard in terms of energy economy. The buildings are supposed to tell their story. This should not be blurred by pseudo-originality.
Thus, an event hall for up to 120 guests was created, which can be rented in full or in part for private celebrations, seminars, presentations and cultural events. Since October 2009 Arno Schembs organizes concerts, readings and wine tastings that enrich the cultural life in Herrnsheim.
The Sparkassen-Denkmalpreis Rheinland-Pfalz 2010, which is being advertised for the first time, honors the property with an express acknowledgment.