Famous Historic Winemakers
By Go2 Winery
Wine is as old as time itself. Wine’s history spans across thousands of years. The earliest evidence of winemaking was found in China, as far back as 7000 BC. In 2004, researchers discovered pottery with wine remnants that dated back over 9000 years. Fermentation and wine cultivation was also prominent across the Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations. Let us take a brief look at some of the most historic wineries that still stand today.
Chateau de Goulaine
The Chateau de Goulaine has been a part of the Goulaine family ever since its establishment circa 1000 AD, with the exception of a small period between 1788 and 1858. The castle is one of the only castles today that continues to make wine in the region of Loire. Today, wine enthusiasts can visit the castle and even spend the night at it.
The Barone Ricasoli castle was established as far back as 1141, and was owned by a single family from Tuscany. The castle has a rich history, surviving the political struggles of the mid-1200s, the Bubonic Plague in the 1300s and World War two. Wine fans can now visit the castle, and sample their famous “Castello du Brolio” wine.
Casa Madero, Parras de la Fuente
When it comes to New World Wine, one of the most historic wineries, established in 1597, is that of the Casa Madero, in Paras de La Fuente. The winery lies in the NorthEast of Mexico, within the state of Coahuila. The winery is known for its Merlot, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon wine.
The winery of Schloss Vollrads has the honor of being the first place where sale of wine was documented. The winery, located in Rheigau, is particularly known for its range of Riesling wines. Visitors can indulge themselves at its very own restaurant, celebrating its history and heritage.
Helping connect communities and business owners to the wine industry.
Tracy Lee Thomas
All We Do Is Wine
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