(2014 Vintage) Riesling wines are full of secrets. They tell a history-rich story of soil, landscapes, pleasure and joie de vivre. Riesling is the traditional vine variety in Germany. It is believed to derive from a wild vine from the Rhine. Cultivation of the Riesling vine was first officially recorded in 1435. The first purely Riesling vineyard dates from 1716 (Johannisberg Castle in the Rheingau area). Nowadays most of Germany’s top Riesling vines flourish on the steep slopes of the Rhine and Mosel and their tributaries.