Schloss Vollrads is one of the oldest wineries in the world, with trading in wine first documented here in 1211. The core of the estate, with its romantic location in the Rheingau wineries near the Rhine river, is a tower house built as a castle surrounded by a pond so that it can only be accessed over a bridge. The estate dates back to the first third of the 14th century and the von Greiffenclau family. The von Greiffenclaus added today‘s two-wing manor house and later the servicebuildings in the 17th century. In the 19th century, the famous German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) enjoyed a drop of good Rheingau Riesling. The estate was in the family‘s hands until the death of Count Matuschka-Greiffenclau in 1997. Today the cultural monument and winery is owned by a bank.
Despite its long tradition, Schloss Vollrads is above all a modern winery which was also designated a separate municipal district in 1971, which means that the wine from here can be labelled »Schloss Vollrads« without any additional village name. The winery`s 63 hectares are devoted exclusively to Riesling grapes, from which the complete bandwidth of wines is produced, from Qualitätswein through Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese to Eiswein. The winery is considered one of the best wine estates in Germany and has received numerous national and international awards in recent years.
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