The Benedictine monastery was founded in 1100 and Johannisberg Palace was built in 1716, which is considered to be the first Riesling wine-growing estate in the world.
After all, wine has been cultivated on the vineyard Johannisberg since the year 817, the world-famous Schloss Johannisberger Riesling has grown here since 1720.
In 1775 a coincidence brought about the higher quality of the late harvest the courier came too late with the permission to start harvest. The higher quality wines which established the world fame of the Rheingau Riesling such as Auslesen, Beerenauslesen, Trockenbeerenauslesen and Eisweine developed because of this.The wines can be tasted and purchased in the wine cabinet on Johannisberg.
Regional specialties are offered in the wine tavern situated on the palaces terrace, from where visitors certainly have the most beautiful view onto the Rhine Valley.
More information about Schloss Johannisberg can be obtained here.
Phone: 06722 - 70090