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The family business of the Counts of Schönborn, headquartered in Wiesentheid in Franconia (Germany), comprises the five business areas of agriculture, forestry, sawmill, pond management and gastronomy, in addition to viticulture. Since 1998, the entire business has been managed by Paul Graf von Schönborn. Vineyards in the Rheingau municipality of Winkel are documented as belonging to the noble family as early as 1349. This was the beginning of the tradition-steeped winegrowing of the Counts of Schönborn. The Schönborns were one of the first to fill their hand-picked wines in mouth-blown bottles as early as 1725. A 1735 "Johannisberger" from the domain's treasury is one of the earliest known bottled wines in Germany and still sets the standard for the most expensive wine in Germany. As one of the founding members of the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter - Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates), the Counts of Schönborn have always placed particular emphasis on quality, Rheingau typicality and diversity of sites. Wineries are operated in the Rheingau and in Franconia.

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