Wine-Biking Premiere in Berlin
A great opportunity for networking and wine talks during a Barbecue at the "Tempelhofer Feld" finish line. It was only then that the tastings commenced (Don't drink and drive!). Six Generation Riesling vintners joined the event and presented their wine creations.
- Matthias Schuh, Weingut Schuh, Sachsen
- Manuel Brixius, Weingut Brixius, Mosel
- Christiane Koebernik, Weingut Emmerich-Koebernik
- Stefan Bietighöfer, Weingut Bietighöfer, Pfalz
- Philipp Freitag, Weingut Freitag, Rheinhessen
- Martina Bernhard, Weingut Bernhard, Rheinhessen
The tour started at Sanssouci Castle in Potsdam, west of Berlin. Three teams joined with two vintners and a tour guide each met in front of the reknowned vinyrad terrasses. Alongside the "Wannsee"-lake the individual teams cycled via Zehlendorf and Schöneberg back to Berlin.
En route each team solved diverse tasks at their wine-stops and answered questions regarding the GR-vintner's wines and respective regions. Finally, all three teams reached Berlin where a pre-arranged barbecue rewarded the winebiking cyclist. A great networking opportunity for the participants of the tour and the GR-winemakers.
Seeing the great sucess of the tour, The German Wine Institute i.e. Wines of Germany considers to repeat this event in 2018, possibly in a different city.