A legacy unveiled: The Herzog Family's Centuries-Old Wine Journey

In 1630, Hans’ ancestor Heinrich Herzog wears a ring bearing the Herzog crest when he presses it into wax, sealing an agreement to purchase a hillside vineyard towering over Switzerland’s Rhine Valley. 

The Herzog’s have lived in this region for generations. First mentioned in the church almanac of 1482, they are farmers, tending their animals and modest vineyards clustered around the villages of Thal and Rheineck in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Winegrowing, then, flows deep in the blood of Hans Herzog.

- Malcolm Gluck's Brave New World