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… (cycling road)Sachsen Sachsen is Germany's easternmost and one of the smallest wine-growing regions. Its recorded viticultural history dates from 1161 shows parallels with other wine regions, where the…



… than Müller-Thurgau or Silvaner. The majority of plantings are in the Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Nahe regions.


Hugh Johnson

… of The World Atlas of Wine in 1971 was considered the first serious attempt to map the world's wine regions. Since its launch in 1973 Johnson has been President of The Sunday Times Wine Club, part of…


Freddy Price

… this interest with a visit to Germany, Champagne and Alsace to learn more about wines from these regions. In 1955 he joined Dolamore, a specialist in German and Bordeaux wines. Here Freddy worked in sales…


Famous vineyard sites

… belong to both the Hessische Bergstraße (northern stretch) and Baden (southern portion) wine-growing regions. read moreSchweigener Sonnenberg Bockenheim and Schweigen-Rechtenbach are at opposite ends of the…


Classic grape varieties

… grape varieties that are regarded as "traditional" in their respective states (and wine regions). These formed the basis for the final list of varieties eligible for designation as a Classic…


Selection grape varities

… members of the Burgunder (Pinot) family, are widespread in many of Germany's thirteen wine-growing regions, while other grapes are considered to be traditional in a particular region or district. As such, the…


König Johann Berg

… sites – traditional features of the landscape in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Ahr and Mittelrhein wine-growing regions – are being abandoned because they are so labor intensive and thus, too costly to cultivate. These…


Homburger Kallmuth

… Valley, a peaceful and picturesque landscape dotted with vineyards and orchards. The wines of three regions can be found along the Tauber: Franken, Baden and Württemberg. After a series of loops just south of…



… belong to both the Hessische Bergstraße (northern stretch) and Baden (southern portion) wine-growing regions.  This famous site, Kalkgasse (literally, chalk alley), is located in Bensheim (Hessische…