Keyword: Schloss Vollrads
The estate is located in the municipality Oestrich-Winkel in German growing region Rheingau . There is also a Gutsrestaurant. The castle was the sex of the kingdom Barons 14th of Greiffenclau early Century built, the name "Vollrads" is probably derived from a pre-1268 name of the persons mentioned. The family tree can be traced back to Greiffenclau 1097th Georg Philipp von Greiffenclau made in 1684 next to the tower, the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), during his visit in 1814, perceived as "strange", built the actual mansion. The generation of those of Greiffenclau produced many important personalities, including archbishops and electors of Mainz and Trier and Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Erwein Count Matuschka-Greiffenclau (1938-1997) as the 27th Scion of the family was president from 1990 to 1997 the Rheingau wine-association. With his death, the almost 800-year family tradition of winemaking at Vollrads Palace came to an end, and today leads the Nassau Sparkasse Vollrads castle and vineyards continued as a historical entity. In the period 1979 to 1997, the neighboring vineyard was Prince Loewenstein operated on lease, which is now once again be managed independently.Informationen zu "Weingut Schloss Vollrads" im Wein-Plus Weinführer
As overseer of Dr. Schloss Vollrads Rowald Hepp was appointed, who immediately began to quality-enhancing measures such as yield reduction and a clear increase in the proportion of hand-picking. To the existing 48 hectares eight acres owned by the estate management Brentano'schen were purchased. It is only to adjacent parcels with some very old vines. The vineyards cover some 60 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Schlossberg and wholly owned Vollrads Palace. The south-facing vineyard Vollrads Palace lies in 70 to 120 meters above sea level at 5 to 30% slope and covers 33 hectares of vineyards on deep loess soils that are mixed with gravel, clay and quartzite. The name Vollrads Palace is legally recognized wine district of angles and can therefore be called for both layers on the label. It is exclusively cultivated varieties Riesling. The estate is a member of the VDP (Verband German Wine Estates).