Silvaner's 350th – videos

The celebrations of the 350th anniversary of the first written record of Silvaner in Germany trailed in Pommersfelden – Franken holiday home were hghly visual. Below are four short films of the lead up to the tasting of Great Silvaner – no oxymoron.

In the first, the current Count Castell-Castell explains exactly why 1659 is such a key date, in the building on his estate that is completely devoted to the archives of this powerful family with interests in farming, forestry, banking – and wine. You'll see such wine writers as Bernard Burschty of La Revue du Vin de France...