This event was founded in 1987 by the Association Charter Rheingau brought to life. As 1999 the charter Rheingau in the VDP Rheingau The organization was taken over by this. The event used to last for three days, but in the meantime over a week in November. As a prelude by the Rheingau VDP winemakers presented the wines of the vintage harvested in the previous year and also older vintages. The Charter wines have been especially highlighted as a food companion. in various Rheingau communities there are a variety of events related to wine, food and culture.
Formerly in this frame also the after the model of the Hospices de Beaune organized auction in the monastery Eberbach performed. Meanwhile, this has been preferred and takes place in September. At the 24th Glorious Rheingau Days in 2010, there were more than 4,300 guests at 35 events a visitor record. The highlights included an International Riesling Symposium Castle Reinhartshausen where wine experts, authors, sommeliers and wine experts from all over the world participated in international Riesling tastings and lectures, as well as the Riesling gala at Kloster Eberbach.