The Riedel family has been in the glass business for 300 years, with 11 generations continuing the family legacy. Its story begins in 1678 in the northern part of Bohemia, bordering Schlesia – areas now known as the Czech Republic and Poland respectively. In the 1950s, Claus Riedel was the first person in the long history of the glass to design its shape according to the character of the wine. The Riedels are the inventors of the functional wine glass, designed to balance the Bauhaus principle of form meets function.Synonymous with style and expert craftsmanship, Riedel delivers premium glassware designed with lovers of fine wine in mind. Its collection takes its cues from the unique qualities of different wines to enhance the tasting experience.