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The family business of the Counts of Schönborn, with its headquarters in Wiesentheid in Franconia (Germany), includes not only viticulture but also the five business areas of agriculture, forestry, sawmill, pond management and gastronomy. Since 1998, the entire business has been managed by Paul Graf von Schönborn. Vineyards in the Rheingau municipality of Winkel owned by the noble family are documented 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. Vineyards are operated in the Rheingau and in Franconia

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