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Schloss Vollrads

The estate is located in the community Oestrich-Winkel in the German wine-growing region Rheingau, The castle was built by the family of the imperial lords of Greiffenclau at the beginning of the 14th century, the name "Vollrads" is probably derived from a personal name already mentioned in 1268. The pedigree of the family Greiffenclau can be traced back to the year 1097. Georg Philipp von Greiffenclau left in 1684 next to the residential tower, the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) on his visit in 1814 felt "strange" to build the actual mansion. The family of Greiffenclau produced many important personalities, including archbishops and electors of Mainz and Trier and prince bishops of Würzburg, Erwein Count Matuschka-Greiffenclau (1938-1997) as the 27th offspring of the sex was in the period 1990 to 1997 President of the Rheingau Viticulture Association.

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