Over 800 Years of Passion for Riesling
Located in the picturesque region of Oestrich-Winkel, on the verdant banks of the Rhine River, Schloss Vollrads is an estate that holds an illustrious 800-year history, deeply intertwined with the cultivation and perfection of one particular grape – Riesling. Despite their extensive history, this revered wine estate refrains from dwelling in the past, opting instead to concentrate on the creation of delightful wines and engaging experiences that elicit happiness in every visitor.
Schloss Vollrads, distinguished by its iconic fourteenth-century moated tower, is a beacon in the Rheingau landscape. Visitors are encouraged to embark on ‘Relaxing Wine Rambles’ to explore the expansive estate. These outings incorporate woodland walks, nature trails, and crucially, tours of the vineyards – the heart of this Riesling empire.
The estate’s restaurant, located within the grandiose orangery and the seventeenth-century squire’s house, serves paired menus designed to highlight the remarkable flavours of their wines. Tastings are held in the converted coach house, adding a touch of old-world charm to the experience.
Schloss Vollrads’ core philosophy is simple yet profound: an exceptional Riesling brings happiness. With that conviction, they cultivate their Riesling grapes with deliberate care, special attention, and palpable affection. Each vine is meticulously tended to, and grapes are hand-picked at the precise moment of ripeness, ensuring the perfect blend of sweetness and acidity.
Utilizing a wealth of knowledge and tradition spanning 800 years, Schloss Vollrads cultivates approximately 80 hectares of vineyards, producing unique and authentic wines. The vineyards’ south-facing slopes, descending down to the Rhine, are blessed with an advantageous natural setting. However, the true capital of Schloss Vollrads lies in its dedicated staff, whose vast experience treats the vineyard as a living entity deserving of respect and care.
Visitors to Schloss Vollrads can sample the range of Rieslings at the wine store located in the converted coach house. The impressive history of Schloss Vollrads continues to inspire and inform their viticulture practices. However, it is their passion for creating a remarkable Riesling experience – from vineyard to bottle – that truly sets them apart as one of Germany’s oldest and most respected wineries.