Since the 18th century, Schloss Wackerbarth in Saxon Radebeul has been synonymous with fine wine and royal joie de vivre.
The high quality standards for wine and champagne from the House of Wackerbarth are founded on great traditions. One of the most prominent customers was no less a figure than August the Strong (*1670; †1733) – Elector of Saxony, under whose governance Dresden experienced its cultural flourishing. The special feature of Saxon wine production is the highly manual management of the vineyards, of which 55% are slope and steep slopes. The 400-year-old terrace walls of the Schloss tell of a great tradition. They bear old vines–over sixty-years old–whose roots dug deeply into the unusually mineral-rich soils composed of weathered stone. “Goldener Wagen” and “Radebeuler Steinrücken” are the recognized prime locations of Saxon viniculture and form an integral part of the Saxon agricultural landscape.
The sparkling wine (Sekt) also comes from a tradition-rich House – the “Bussard” sparkling wine cellar. Founded here in Lößnitz in 1836, it is today considered to be the second-oldest German sparkling wine winery in the country. The grapes were processed according to the method of classic bottle fermentation.