If you're looking for the much lauded romantic Rhine or the "liquid jewels" of the Nahe, then the vineyards of the Rhine-Nahe vacation region are the right place for you! There are a total of 10 wine-growing districts with approx. 600 ha of vineyards, that offer a wide range of excellent wines that are truly unique. More than 43% of the wine produced here are special quality wines (Prädikatsweine), that have won many international awards. The topography in the two valleys means that the 85% of the grapes are grown in vineyards with slopes steeper than 30%. Three out of every four vines grown on the steep terraces are Riesling. The slate-based soil with its high mineral content and the mild climate provide ideal conditions for the grapes to grow. However, Müller-Turgau, Kerner, Grauburgunder and Weißburgunder grapes can also be found in these two wine-growing regions. When it comes to red wines, Spätburgunder and Dornfelder rule the roost.
In the past few years, many vineyards have decided to turn some of their Riesling grapes into sparkling wine (Sekt), and to offer their own sparkling wines with a very characteristic regional character: German Sekt which is quite on a par with traditional Champagne. Schnapps, liquers and brandies round off our vineyards' offering. The best way to try the wines with their wonderful flavors is right there at the vineyard. Kick back and enjoy a wine tasting - or why not try some of the regional culinary delicacies on offer, as many of our vineyards also have their own restaurant.
The vineyards would be happy to have you as their guest!
You can find a list of vineyards under the menu item "Vineyards".
For further information: www.mittelrhein-wein.com