Rudolf Knoll was born in Munich in 1947 and has been writing about wine for more than 40 years. Since 1984, he has been editor of the European wine magazine »VINUM«, focusing in particular on Germany, Austria, Greece and Eastern Europe. He is always on the lookout for discoveries and particularly wants to highlight the people behind the wine.

He first traveled to the German wine east in 1984, recorded his impressions in a four-part reportage and was there again shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. That led to more stories - and a press award from the Saale-Unstrut Winegrowers' Association in 2004, which was just one of numerous awards. He is a Bacchus award winner in Austria, was honored with the journalism prize of the Association of Prädikat Wine Estates (VDP), and was awarded the Staufer Medal by the state of Baden-Württemberg for his services to German red wine.

Since 1996, he lives in Schwandorf - for him the „wine center of Europe“ with only three hours' drive each way to Wachau, Württemberg, Rheingau, Saale-Unstrut and Saxony. The continuously active specialized journalist, who has written more than 60 wine books so far, is called a „primeval rock of German wine journalism“.


Press: Naumburger Tageblatt, 20.10.2020

Die WEINfeder, 12.2021

All articles in the press: Knoll in den Medien