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German Wine Institute honours 50 estate wine bars

04/10/2017

The German Wine Institute (DWI) has honoured 50 wine bars with a new award last year. The winners – from estates in all 13 wine regions - were selected from some 200 entries, by a panel of experts, according to a strict set of criteria.


“With these award-winning bars, we want to show wine-loving consumers where they can taste wine in a stylish atmosphere and with a high quality of service directly at the producer´s, and thus to create additional incentives to visit Germany´s wine regions”, explained DWI managing director Monika Reule at the award ceremony in Ingelheim. Besides an appealing architecture and interior design, the judges therefore also evaluated aspects such as regular opening times, seating arrangements, product presentation, further information on the region, vineyard tours etc. Other criteria included the professional competence and foreign language skills of the employees.

From an architectural point of view, the 50 award-winning wine bars represent the wide spectrum of modern Wine Country Germany, ranging from stylishly renovated buildings – in part heritage-listed -, to spectacular new constructions with impressive views of the vineyards. “The wine trade has invested a great deal in attractive architecture in the past few years,” Reule pointed out. “This will become increasingly important in order to succeed in our highly-competitive wine market.”

All 50 wine bars were presented in a 114-page special issue of the travel magazine, “Abenteuer und Reisen” under the heading “”Wines of Germany”, which was available at newsagent´s across the country. The publication also includes short portraits of all the wine regions and of young, wild winemakers, as well as a brief explanation of the typical aromas and flavours of Germany´s most important grape varieties.

The DWI features its award-winners online under germanwines.de/tourism/outstanding-vinotheks. The estates can also be found on the interactive map on the home page of the DWI website.

Overview of the 50 “Top Wine Bars 2016”:

Ahr

Weinmanufaktur Walporzheim

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Baden

Weingut Weber

Ettenheim

Baden

Weingut Engler

Müllheim

Baden

Weingut Andreas Männle

Durbach

Baden

Weingut & Weinhaus L. Bastian

Endingen am Kaiserstuhl

Franken

Weingut Reiss

Würzburg

Franken

Meier Weinerlebnis

Markt Nordheim

Franken

Weingut Rainer Sauer

Escherndorf

Franken

Weingut Rothe

Nordheim

Franken

Weingut Rudolf Fürst

Bürgstadt

Franken

DIVINO Nordheim Thüngersheim

Nordheim/Main

Franken

Weingut Behringer

Abtswind

Hessische Bergstraße

Bergsträßer Winzer

Heppenheim

Mittelrhein

Weingut Matthias Müller

Spay

Mosel

Weingüter Rolf Gansen/Karl Andries

Ernst

Mosel

WeinKulturgut Longen-Schlöder

Longuich

Mosel

Weingut Ludger Veit

Osann-Monzel

Mosel

Weingut F.-J. Regnery

Klüsserath

Mosel

Rebenhof Riesling-Manufaktur

Ürzig

Mosel

Weingut Leo Fuchs

Pommern

Mosel

Weingut Axel Pauly

Lieser

Nahe

Weingut Emmerich-Koebernik

Waldböckelheim

Nahe

Weingut Tesch

Langenlonsheim

Nahe

Gut Hermannsberg

Niederhausen

Nahe

Weingut Poss

Windesheim

Pfalz

Weingut Ökonomierat Isler

Neustadt an der Weinstraße

Pfalz

Weingut Josef Köhr

Ruppertsberg

Pfalz

Schloss Janson

Bockenheim/Weinstraße

Pfalz

Winzergenossenschaft Herxheim a. Bg.

Herxheim am Berg

Pfalz

Weingut Fritz Walter

Niederhorbach

Pfalz

Klosterhof Weinvertriebs OHG

Zellertal/Zell

Pfalz

Weingut Holz-Weisbrodt

Weisenheim am Berg

Pfalz

Weingut Nicole Graeber

Edenkoben

Pfalz

Weingut Ralph Anton

Kirrweiler

Rheingau

Wein- und Sektgut Barth

Hattenheim

Rheinhessen

Weingüter Willems & Hofmann

Appenheim

Rheinhessen

Weingut Wasem

Ingelheim

Rheinhessen

Weingut Espenhof

Flonheim

Rheinhessen

Weingut & Weinparadies Meyerhof

Flonheim

Rheinhessen

Weingut Wolfgang & René Peth

Flörsheim-Dalsheim

Rheinhessen

Weingut Eppelmann

Stadecken-Elsheim

Rheinhessen

Weingut Pauser

Flonheim

Rheinhessen

Weingut Mirjam Schneider

Mainz

Rheinhessen

Weingut J. Neus

Ingelheim

Saale-Unstrut

Wein- und Sektgut Hubertus Triebe

Zeitz-Würchwitz

Sachsen

Weingut Schuh

Sörnewitz

Württemberg

Weinkonvent Dürrenzimmern

Brackenheim-Dürrenzimmern

Württemberg

Genossenschaftskellerei Heilbronn-Erlenbach-Weinsberg

Heilbronn

Württemberg

Weinkorb Vinothek
Weingüter Singer & Bader

Korb

Württemberg

Weingut Bihlmayer

Löwenstein

The German Wine Institute (DWI) honours 50 estate wine bars in all 13 wine regions with a special new award.