A warm welcome to the Rheingau!
The Rheingau ("Rhine District"), situated in the heart of Germany, is the crown jewel among the German wine tourism regions.
From Flörsheim/ Main to hesse´s state capital Wiesbaden, and from Rüdesheim/ Rhine to Lorch/ Rhine, this small region boasts the best in culture, wine, nature and sights visitors could hope for. This is underscored by the Rheingauer´s renowned hospitality and joie de vivre.
Famous events like Rheingau Music Festival and cultural & historical sights lure thousands of guests - be part of it!
The Rheingau has a unique cultural landscape, originated from a caprice of nature.
If the Rhine hadn’t decided to change its stubborn direction straight ahead in front of the cities of Mainz and Wiesbaden and to wander a couple of kilometres sideways to the west before heading back north after roughly 40 kilometres, the Rheingau wouldn’t have come into existence.
Wicker, Flörsheim and Hochheim to the east and Lorchhausen to the west are the geographical corners of the Rheingau. The wine villages and little towns with their famous vineyards along the Rhine are situated in between like pearls on a string. Above other villages are located in a splendid position just as on a balcony with the privileged view over the valley. The tree-covered mountains of the Taunus skirt the region in the north and protect it from the rough north winds.
In some places, the river bed expands almost to small lakes. These lakes are humidity and heat accumulators, which ensure relatively uniform temperatures without extreme variations – ideal conditions for viticulture.
Represented wines and wineries
Wein- und Sektgut F.B. Schönleber
Balthasar Ress Weingut KG
Hessische Staatsweingüter GmbH Kloster Eberbach
Weingut Schloss Vollrads
Weingut Höhn GbR
Domdechant Werner`sches Weingut
JWG Johannisberger Weinvertrieb
Weingut Schloss Reinhartshausen
|Weingut Schloss Reinhartshausen - Hofgut Mariannenaue|
2017 Roter Riesling dry
Welcome to Riesling
Schloss Vollrads is one of the oldest wine estates in the world, perhaps the oldest. Historians assume that the moated tower built about 1330 – the estate’s landmark, visible from afar – was constructed on the foundations of a Roman tower fortress from the first or second century.
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 most of our grapes very carefully by hand – and that 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 that will make you happy. On some 80 hectares of vineyards we make unique and authentic wines.
Nature is on our side as all vineyards around Schloss Vollrads descend down to the Rhine in a southerly direction.
Schloss Vollrads and its staff will do everything they can to make wine an experience for you. Here, art, culture, cuisine and wine cellar complement each other. Please visit us and find out more.
In various attractive rooms Schloss Vollrads offers you a range of unique and entertaining wine tastings.
„900 Years of Viniculture“
The wine estate of the Eberbach Monastery was founded in 1136 by St. Bernhard of Clairvaux (Burgundy) and through its tireless pursuit of best quality wines made important wine history. This centuries-old tradition has led the Eberbach Monastery to become the largest German estate, a tradition carried on after the monastery's secularization in 1803 through the Dukes of Nassau, then beginning in 1866 as Royal Domain by the state of Prussia and since 1945 by the Federal State of Hesse asproprietor of the wine estate. Worldwide known are their own famous wine auctions that, since 1806, take place every year at Kloster Eberbach. The wine treasury of the monastery, which dates back as far as 1706, today still houses noble wines from that era, which represent some of the most valuable in the world.
Another milestone in the history of the winery is the co-foundation of the VDP „Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter“ (Association of German Premium Wine Estates) in 1910. Already at that time the list of clients of the estate was impressive. Even Otto von Bismarck, the German chancellor, the German Emperor and the Rothschild family appreciated the wines of the Eberbach Monastery. With the knowledge that the fundamentals of highest quality wines lie in the vineyard, the Cistercians, the Nassau dukes and the Prussians acquired the best vineyards, thereby giving the estate command over unequaled holdings on the Hessische Bergstrasse and in the Rheingau. Wines of historical quality standards are produced in the three wine cellars in Bensheim, Assmannshausen and at the Steinberg just outside the Eberbach Monastery. Like the Pinot-Noir wine cellar in Assmannshausen, which was established in the 1920's, the Steinberg Wine Cellar, newly opened in 2008, houses a three-storied pressing house. Thus making possible the most protective processing of its valuable grapes facilitated through the use of natural gravity. As one of the biggest Riesling-Cellars in Europe with a size of 5.000 square meters it offers a tank capacity of 2 Mio. liters and a storage space for 1,3 Mio. bottles. Nine hundred years of viniculture at the Eberbach Monastery in association with the new Steinberg Wine Cellar embody the dictum of our winery.
Nine hundred Years of Wine History
1136 – 1803 Wine estate of the Cistercian monks of the Eberbach Monastery
1803 – 1866 Wine estate of the Dukes of Nassau
1866 – 1945 Prussian wine estate
1945 – present Wine estate of the Federal State of Hesse
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