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Riesling

The Month of April

April 1100: Schloss Johannisberg, Germany, was established during this time. In 1720, when the whole estate was planted with a Riesling type of grapes, Schloss Johannisberg made history by becoming the world's first closed […]

The Month of March

March 1224: This month, the first-ever wine tasting competition was held. French King Philip Augustus initially organized the competition; because the king was the only wine critic who counted, the competition matched around seventy […]

November 22

November 22, 1847: The settler ship John Wickliffe departs from London for New Zealand. Its arrival is considered the founding day of the Otago region. Central Otago in particular has become an area famed […]

July 1

July 1, 1816: On this day, Emperor Franz I of Austria handed over ownership of Schloss Johannisberg to his Foreign Minister Prince von Metternich. Schloss Johannisberg is one of the oldest wineries in Germany, […]

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