Schloss Vollrads, with nearly 800 years of viticulture experience, is one of the oldest wine estates in the world (and has the proof with the world’s first recorded sales document for wine dating back to 1211). The vineyards are located in the heart of the Rheingau, where the quality of Riesling is unsurpassed by any other region in the world. In 1728, the world’s first Kabinett was produced at Schloss Vollrads.
All Schloss Vollrads’ vineyards are planted with Riesling and are situated between the Rhine and the forest clad hills that protect the vines from the cool north winds. The vineyard slopes are all south facing, allowing them to capture the best sunshine. Forests on Taunus mountain range offer protection from the northern winds and create the ideal conditions for these vines. Yields are 40% lower than the legal requirement.
“We believe that an outstanding Riesling makes you happy. That’s why we only grow Riesling grapes – deliberately, with special care, and with love. We pick our grapes very carefully by hand several times per season – in order to collect them at precisely the right degree of ripeness. We make use of our knowledge and a tradition of over 800 years of viticulture, so that our grapes can become the very special Riesling”. Dr. Rowald Hepp, winemaker.Additional informations (PDF)