The “VAUX sparkling wine manufactory” is based in Eltville
in the German growing region Rheingau
, The company was founded in 1868 when the company was founded in Berlin. In the 1880s, the company acquired the "Château de Vaux", not far from Metz on the Moselle in Lorraine, along with extensive vineyards, thus creating a German "champagne house". As a result of the First World War, Lorraine became French territory, which is why the production site was moved to Eltville. After a few changes of ownership, a small group of wine friends, initiated by the Wiesbaden bank director Gustav Adolf Schaeling, took over the sparkling wine manufacture from a subsidiary of the Dresdner Bank in 1982. Schloss Vaux is now a public limited company with 68 shareholders. Nikolaus Graf von Plettenberg, Prince Michael zu Salm-Salm, has been the board since 1998. Cellar master is Joachim Renk.
All sparkling wines are produced using the classic bottle fermentation method. They are made from basic wines, especially the varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. The basic cuvée of the house is the "Cuvée Vaux" from the varieties Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Riesling. The base wines of this sparkling wine come from several German growing regions. There are also the brands Rosé Brut, Sauvignon Brut, Pinot Blanc de Noirs Brut and a Pinot Blanc sparkling wine made from grapes Organic viticulture, The base wines of the Rheingau location sparkling wines are purchased from well-known producers in Rheingau and are vintage sparkling wines in rather small runs. The gastronomic commitment of the sparkling wine manufactory can be experienced in the "Burg Crass" in Eltville.