What they already know today: They will all start their Royal time with sparkling brand-new wine crowns. And, the Royal crowns make a real generational change - after 23 years and thousands of missions for Rheinhessen wine, after countless repairs, adjustments and polishes new crowns are awaiting to crown new heads.
Since the Rheinhessen jubilee yea 2016, Richard Sebastian Wagner, head of the renowned Mainz jeweler Wagner-Madler, saw the need for changes on the heads of the young wine representatives. He had an idea and desire for creative implementation. The Mainz jeweler is sponsoring the new crowns as a grand gesture from Wagner-Madler.
From the pen of Richard Sebastian Wagner comes the expertise to the new pieces of jewelry:
The crown is made of brass in its basic substance. The basic tire is cut out of a metal sheet using state-of-the-art water-jet cutting technology, and the individual sheet elements are cast from brass in a vacuum casting process. The bending of the hoop is done by hand with the help of shaping woods and pliers for holding the material.
The wine leaves are soldered by hand with an open flame (650 - 700 ° C) on the hoop. The soldering process is repeated several times, in order to optimize the durability of the blades and, if necessary, to remove weak points. The finished crown then gets the final surface, it is frosted and the leaves are polished to intensify the contrast between the elements. Finally, the crowns are galvanized gold and thus the surface sealed.
The production time of one crown is about 18 hours.
A look at the picture gallery of the wine majesties shows that from the wine queen Birgit Zehe (Mainz-Hechtsheim) in the year 1996 to the officiating wine queen Anna Göhring also many stories are connected with the Rheinhessen Royalty crowns. They are neither locked up nor melted down but remain in the best memory.