Then and Now
There is a long history behind “Weingut Schlössel” that goes back hundreds of years with a 200 year old building still standing where the family first started their love for the area.
This winery has been know for creating top-quality wines since the times of the Romans inhabited the area so the area is not new to wine. With the Mediterranean climate and diverse soil quality it ideal to grow the best grapes for wine here and the Schwaab family took advantage of the possibilities.
As in the olden days the church required a tax or tithing so the Bishop was paid 10% of the wine as well as 10% from other farms in the area. Our vaulted cellar was where these goods were stored creating the name of “Fürstbischöflichen Zehntkeller” or “Price Bishops 10 Cellar.” There is still a tradition today of bringing the wine to the Bishop of Speyer each year on June/July by horse and carriage.