The residential tower of the Riesling wine estate Schloss Vollrads is visible from afar as it stands above the building complex and the vineyards. The Barons of Greiffenclau, old members of the nobility in Lorraine, began cultivating grapes and trading wine long ago. They lived in the tower for centuries.
Schloss Vollrads, one of the oldest wineries in Germany, is situated above Oestrich-Winkel in the Rheingau, attractively nestled in the midst of this cultivated landscape. Around it, hiking trails invite you to explore the region. A popular nature trail takes you through the Vollradser Wäldchen (Vollrads Woodlands) in the north, and following the idyllic Flötenweg (Recorder Lane) you can walk through the vineyards alongside Schloss Vollrads and around the whole estate. The name of this hiking trail derives from the Rheingauflöte, the typical wine bottle with long neck and faceting.