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 Spätlesereiter

Spätlesereiter

Glossary term

Spätlesereiter

Popular name for the statue of a rider in the Rheingau Schloss Johannisberg (Rheingau). The rider carries a large bunch of grapes in his hand, symbolizing the documented proven "invention" of the late vintage . From the year 1718 in this area, the read permission of the prince bishop of Fulda by the so-called autumn courier was delivered in written form. In 1775 this was done to the (even desperate) Benedictine Father Provost&...
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