The family business of the Counts of Schönborn with headquarters in Wiesentheid in Franconia
(Germany) comprises not only viticulture but also the five business areas of agriculture, forestry, sawmill, pond management and gastronomy. Paul Graf von Schönborn has been in charge of the entire business since 1998. The aristocratic family owned the vineyards in the Rheingau municipality of Winkel as early as 1349. This was the beginning of the traditional wine-growing tradition of the Counts of Schönborn. The Schönborns were one of the first to fill their hand-picked wines on mouth-blown bottles as early as 1725. A 1735 "Johannisberger" from the treasury
The domain is one of the earliest known bottle fillings in Germany and still sets the standard for the most expensive wine
Germany. As one of the founding members of the VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter), the Counts of Schönborn have always attached particular importance to quality, typical Rheingau and variety of locations. There are wineries in the Rheingau and in Franconia.
The domain winery Schloss Schönborn
is located in the municipality of Hattenheim in the German wine-growing region Rheingau
, It is one of the oldest wineries in Germany. In 2015 considerable investments in the infrastructure, cellar technology and the buildings of the winery were started under new management. The end of construction is planned for 2017. The goal is to create a meeting place for wine lovers from all over the world. The vineyards cover 45 hectares of vines in 33 renowned Rheingau individual locations, which were acquired in the 17th and 18th centuries. For example Baiken
(Rauenthal) Schlossberg mountain
(High home), Höllenberg
(Lorch), as well Nussbrunnen
sole proprietorship and Wisselbrunnen
(Hattenheim). They are planted with Riesling (90%), Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. The wines are divided into three lines: estate wines, site wines and First plants
marketed. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. Around 70% of the wines are exported.
The second winery Graf von Schönborn Castle Hallburg
is located in the municipality Volkach (area triangle) in the wine-growing region Franconia
, It has been in operation since 1806. The vineyards cover 30 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Kapellenberg and privately owned Schlosspark (Gaibach), as well as privately owned Schlossberg
(Hallburg). They are planted with the white varieties Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner, Riesling, Kerner, Bacchus, Rieslaner, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, as well as the red varieties Pinot Noir, Domina. The wines are marketed in the Gutsweine, Lagenweine and Sterneweine lines. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced.
Teresa Countess Alvares Pereira von Schönborn is the fifth generation of the family to run the Casa Cadaval
family business in Portugal near Lisbon. Agriculture, the breeding of purebred Lousitanos horses and viticulture are practiced here on 5,000 hectares of land. The vineyards cover 53 hectares of vineyards in the region Ribatejo
95% of which are planted with the red varieties Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira Preta, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot. The yield is limited to 45 hl / ha.