The "Schloss Wackerbarth" adventure winery is located in Radebeul in the German wine-growing region of Saxony. In 1836, the French cellar master Johann Joseph Mouzon brought classical bottle fermentation from his homeland of Reims to Radebeul. In doing so, he laid the foundation stone for Germany's second oldest sparkling wine cellar. The history of the winery is also closely linked to the Saxon court: between 1727 and 1730, August Christoph Count von Wackerbarth (1662-1734), one of the closest confidants of the Saxon ruler August I (1670-1733), known as "August the Strong", had the baroque palace and garden complex built as a retirement residence. After extensive renovation and the construction of the modern manufactory, Wackerbarth Castle was reopened in 2002 as Europe's first adventure winery. In its picturesque ensemble of baroque grounds, centuries-old terraced vineyards and modern wine and sparkling wine manufactory, more than 190,000 guests are welcomed each year. Today, the estate is owned by the Sächsische AufbauBank (SAB); Sonja Schilg is the managing director and Jürgen Aumüller is the oenological director.
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