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Holidays in Rheinhessen: Wine & culture in Germany's largest wine region

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  • Enjoy wine at Rheinhessen
    Enjoy wine at Rheinhessen
  • Roter Hang vineyard and Rhine, Nierstein
    Roter Hang vineyard and Rhine, Nierstein
  • Trullo in the vineyards near Siefersheim
    Trullo in the vineyards near Siefersheim
  • Vineyards at Rheinhessen
    Vineyards at Rheinhessen
  • Trullo in the vineyards
    Trullo in the vineyards
  • Guided tours through the vineyards
    Guided tours through the vineyards

Enjoy wine in Rheinhessen

The RS brand of Rheinhessen Silvaner wines is the region's flagbearer. Silvaner is one of the oldest varieties still cultivated today, its high levels of quality having assured its position as one of the best-known varieties. Along with other German wine regions, Rheinhessen is currently experiencing a red wine boom, with Dornfelder and Spätburgunder (pinot noir) now being grown in one third of the Rheinhessen wine region. Of course the best place to taste these wonderful wines is at a winery itself, in an idyllic courtyard at a wine estate or at a cosy wine tavern. And if you'd like to try a really quaint experience, call at one of the “cow chapels” – lovingly renovated cattle byres with cross-rib vaulting – where you can enjoy local wines in a rather unique atmosphere.

White wines of Rheinhessen

Silvaner is grown in 10% of the Rheinhessen wine region (25,000 hectares). It produces wines of the finest quality (Prädikatsweine). This mildly acidic white wine has aromas of fruit and meadow herbs. The perfect accompaniment to fish dishes and asparagus.

Another star among German white wines, established in Rheinhessen since the 15th century. The steep, heat-retaining hillsides of the river valleys provide ideal growing conditions for Riesling. The “Roter Hang” in Nierstein and “Scharlachberg” in Bingen produce great Rieslings.

Müller-Thurgau is still Rheinhessen's leading grape variety (4,200 hectares of vineyards, 16% of total production). These pleasant, flowery, delicately fruity wines with their subtle nutmeg aroma continue to be well represented on wine lists in Rheinhessen and much further afield.

Other grape varieties in Rheinhessen
Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Huxelrebe, Kerner, Scheurebe, Frühburgunder (pinot madeleine), Portugieser, St. Laurent

Red wines of Rheinhessen

The most frequently planted grape variety in Rheinhessen (3,500 hectares). A dry red wine which can also be semi-dry or sweet. A very dark red in colour.

Spätburgunder (pinot noir)
This wine for discerning palates is the third most common among Rheinhessen's red wines. Cultivated mainly as a dry red wine but sometimes used for rosés or Sekt (sparkling wine).

Blanc de Noir (pinot noir) variant:
Spätburgunder (pinot noir) grapes are pressed immediately after being harvested. Their pale juice is then used to produce an exquisite white wine from red grapes.

A fiery, almost mediterranean new variety. Planted in Rheinhessen since 1994 and now representing 800 hectares. Especially popular with organic wine growers because of its mildew fungus resistance.

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Landhotel & Weinrestaurant Espenhof: Wine and high culture in Rheinhessen
Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH

Enjoy wine and high culture in Rheinhessen, at the gorgeous country hotel Espenhof, with its ambitious wine restaurant. 2 nights & diverse extras...
€ 209
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Enjoy wine at the vineyard in Rheinhessen
Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH

Enjoy fine wines and regional dishes in the glorious surroundings of Mainz, Germany's Great Wine Capital, and Rheinhessen. 2 nights & diverse extras...

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Weinwanderung auf dem "Heideblick" (Foto: © Tourist Info/Thea Weiskopf, Quelle: Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH)

| Siefersheim

Wine and hiking on the premium trail "Heideblick" with the trail pate and winegrower Michael Moebus. The trail leads you through wine,...

Feieroomend in Gau-Bickelheim (Foto: © Katharina Faust, Quelle: Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH)

| Stein-Bockenheim

The youngest generation of the winegrowers invites you every thursday to their wine event "Feieroomend" in various villages in the...

Mainzer Johannisnacht (Foto: Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

| Mainz

Celebrate the festival of St. John the Baptist in the picturesque center of Mainz, with the stage shows, art and book markets, concerts, sports...

Tage der offenen Weinkeller (Foto: Markus Gloger/Intention, Quelle: Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH)

| Siefersheim

Wine festival in Siefersheim and its wineries with an open wine tasting.

Fischerstechen (Foto: Bernward Bertram, Quelle: Tourist Information Worms)

| Worms

In the centre of the greatest wine and folk festival on the Rhine ist the attractive amusement park with all kinds of old and modern carousels and...