How old is old? This winery in the hills of Germany’s prestigious Rheingau region has been a working winery since the year 1211.
To give you an idea on how old that is:
- They were selling wine during the tail end of the Crusades.
- Four years later: the Magna Charta was signed
- 99 years later: Dante wrote The Divine Comedy.
- 228 years later: Gutenberg (also a German!) invented the printing press.
The Schloss Vollrads Estate has released their 800th vintage. With names like Spatlese, Kabinett, Qualitatswein the average consumer could be intimidated by these plainly labeled wines but at around $20 a bottle who can resist that much history .