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Riesling

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, […]

September 28

September 28, 1542: On this day the explorer Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo landed with his expedition on behalf of the Spanish monarch, King Charles V, at San Diego Bay in southern California. It was the […]

February 16

February 16, 1435: This day marks the earliest recorded mention of Riesling grapes in Germany, from a storage inventory of a small principality. February 16, 1959: On this day, the re-classification of the red […]

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