Definition - What does Schloss Vollrads mean?
Schloss Vollrads is known as the largest vineyard located in the Rheingau region of Germany, near the town of Wiesbaden. It is famous for its dry-style Riesling wines. It is also home to one of the oldest wineries in Germany.
Locally, it is known as a historical art gem of the region.
WineFrog explains Schloss Vollrads
Schloss Vollrads has been in existence for over 800 years. The vineyards are located within Rheingau, one of the 13 designated QbA and Prädikatswein designated winemaking regions in Germany.
While the winery dates back 800 years, it considers itself a modern winery with established tradition in winemaking and viticulture.
The beginnings of the winery can be traced on the family tree of von Greiffenclau. They date back to 1097 and lived in the oldest stone house in Germany. In 1330, the residential tower was built upon Roman foundations. This became the residence of the noble family von Greiffenclau for over 300 years.
Throughout the centuries, Schloss Vollrads was placed on the list of the top 100 wineries in the world.