The first Riedel in the trade of luxury glassware was Johann Cristoph, born in 1673. He lived in Pavlovice, manor Neuschloss, in northwest Bohemia, near Haida and Steinschönau, which in the early eighteenth century were to become world centers of trade for Bohemian crystal glass.
Georg J Riedel’s personal and professional philosophies are one and the same.Based on a long-standing ethos of forward thinking, the company is guided in this philosophy by the tenth and eleventh generations of the Riedel family, Georg Riedel and his son Maximilian Riedel, who will one day be his successor. Georg Riedel pioneered the development of wine-friendly and varietal-specific glass collections. Through various innovations in production technology, Riedel succeeded in expanding the range of the hallmark handmade Riedel Sommeliers glasses.
SHAPES & PLEASURE
Stemware consists of 3 parts: the bowl, stem and base. The height of the stem and the width of the base are part of the glass design (known as the architecture). Grape varietal specific stemware features finely-tuned glass bowls consisting of 3 variables: shape, size and rim diameter; to translate the “message” of wine to the human senses.