Six fascinating ancient wineries across the globe

Six fascinating ancient wineries across the globe

Six fascinating ancient wineries across the globe.

Have a look across the globe at some of the wineries that are the oldest still in operation. The fact that these ancient artifacts are still in use demonstrates that wine has been and will continue to be a part of human culture for the next thousand years.

Wine Container from Ancient China Bronze

Where did wine first make its appearance?

Wine was consumed by the ancient Egyptians. In those days, beer was considered the drink of the ordinary people, while wine was reserved for upper society. The Levant, which includes modern-day Israel, Lebanon, and other countries, had been producing wine as early as 4000 BC,

which is where the Egyptians got their ideas. In Armenia, an old wine cellar was discovered inside of a cave that was located on the side of a hill. The cellar was built about 3500 BC and provides insight into the production of wine in ancient times.

The production of wine dates back far further. The year 2004 saw the discovery in China of fluids that had been preserved in pottery that dated back 9000 years. What exactly was in each of those rusty pots?

They were crammed with a wine that was produced by fermenting rice, honey, and fruit. It would seem that the Chinese were creating sangria long before anybody else started making wine.

Six of the World’s Most Interesting and Oldest Wineries An aerial view of the Chateau de Goulaine vines in the Loire Valley in France

Chateau de Goulaine about 1000

The Goulaine family was the original owner of Chateau de Goulaine, with the exception of a period of time from 1788 to 1858, during when it was held by a Dutch financier during the French Revolution.

White wines from the Loire Valley, such as Muscadet and Folle Blanche, are produced in one of the few remaining castles in the Loire Valley called Goulaine, which is known for its winemaking. Mrs. Clémence Lefeuvre, the former cook of Chateau de Goulaine, is thought to be the one who came up with the idea for the Beurre Blanc sauce.

The Chateau de Goulaine is now available for weddings and other special events, as well as overnight stays.

Barone Ricasoli Castello

The House of Barone Ricasoli Was Founded in 1141

During the time when Florence and Siena were still independent city-states, this Tuscan fortress belonged to a family who lived in that region.

The Ricasoli family lived through the internal conflicts of Italy in the middle of the 1200s, the Black Death in the middle of the 1300s, the ascent of the Medici family until the 1700s, and World War II. Today, their most prominent wine, “Castello di Brolio,” can be purchased for around $70 a bottle.

Schloss Johannisberg Oldest Wineries Aerial View

Schloss Johanisberg about 1100

In the late 700s, while Charlemagne was still in power, someone placed an order for 6,000 liters of wine. Records of this transaction exist. During the German Peasant’s War in 1525, roving bands of peasants were responsible for the destruction of Schloss Johannisberg.

In addition to being home to the world’s oldest Riesling vineyards, this region is credited with producing the first late-harvest wines all the way back in 1775. Before that time, grapes that had been affected by noble rot were not used in the production of wine.

Schloss Vollrads Oldest Wineries

Schloss Vollrads
Initially documented in 1211

The thirsty monks at a monastery in Mainz placed a written order for wine from Schloss Vollrads in the year 1211, which is the first known sale of wine from that estate.

The winery in Rheingau is responsible for the production of a comprehensive selection of Riesling wines. You may pay a visit to their restaurant to commemorate their winemaking legacy of 800 years and sample their Rieslings with traditional German cuisine like as bratwurst.

Codorniu Cava House

In the year 1551, Codorniu was established.

The first winery in Spain to produce sparkling wine did not initially focus on making bubbly. Since the middle of the 1500s, it had both vines and a facility for making wine. However, it wasn’t until the 1820s that Codorniu began producing Cava and referred to it as Champagne.

Codorniu is now ranked as one of the top three manufacturers of cava in the world, and the company produces close to 5 million cases of cava each year.

Parras de la Fuente From the Church of Parras de la Fuente, one may get a good look of the Casa Madero Winery. credit

Casa Madero, Parras de la Fuente
Initially published in 1597

Would it come as a surprise to learn that Mexico is home to the first winery in North America? This fact pertains to the manufacture of wines from the New World. Parras de la Fuente is a little lush valley in Coahuila, Mexico, which is a state in the northeastern part of Mexico that is next to the Texas border.

This is where Casa Madero is located. The flagship wine of Casa Madero is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tempranillo that contains equal amounts of each.

In addition to the few that have already been described, there is also Chateau Mont-Redon, which is located close to Chateauneuf du Pape and was classified as a vineyard in 1344. It wasn’t until 1810 that the Brotherhood Winery in New York became the first vineyard to be established in the United States.

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