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