The German journalist and author Rudolf Knoll (* 1947) learned the trade of a publishing company. As a journalist, he began his career as an editor for a daily newspaper and as a sports reporter. From 1980 to 1984 he was editor-in-chief of Weinfreund magazine and then editor of wine magazine until 2009 Vinum
for Germany and Austria, whose freelancer he is today. Roland Knoll has written over 40 books on wine. He is an experienced one wine critic
and member of the tasting team of Gault Millau
, In 1993 he became a member of the Wachau Association Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus
donated Stonefeather Price
awarded for wine journalism and in 2004 he was awarded the VDP
for his services to German wine the special prize for journalism "VDP-Trophy origin Germany" was awarded.