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16.10.2018

Württemberg

… Geographical location: East of the Rhine and Baden, between the Tauber Valley and the foothills of the Swabian Jura. The vineyards are located primarily along the valleys of the Neckar River and its…

16.10.2018

Hessische Bergstrasse

… the strata montana, or mountain road. It is a pretty landscape of vines and orchards scattered on hilly slopes famous for its colorful and fragrant springtime blossoms, the earliest in Germany. Riesling and…

10.10.2018

Famous vineyard sites

… to the Romantic Mittelrhein "Drachenfels" is the name of one of the Siebengebirge (Seven Hills) just south of Bonn - and doubtlessly, the one that is known the best; the ruins of the…

10.10.2018

Heerkretz

… are located in the middle, steep upper streches of the site, some 250 m above sea level. Midway up the hill is a landmark – the Ajaxturm, a tall brick tower with a legendary past (see below). Riesling is the…

10.10.2018

Idig

… region, in Königsbach, a wine village north of Neustadt an der Weinstraße. From the top of the hillside vineyard there are wonderful views over the Rhine plain, extending to the Odenwald (Oden Forest east…

10.10.2018

Johannisberg

… Barons of Dalberg in 1200. The Dalbergs (formerly named Weierbach) began building their impressive hilltop Dalburg (castle) in 1150, and it was their home for generations. The first documented mention of the…

10.10.2018

Kastanienbusch

… size. It has a south-southeastern exposure and lies in a natural hollow at the foot of Hohenberg hill – the peak of which is at least 550 meters high - which helps protect the vineyard from the cool…

10.10.2018

Elisabethenberg and Olgaberg

… The former is solely owned by Weingut Vollmayer in Hilzingen, a town at the western foot of the hill; the latter is solely owned by the Staatsweingut Meersburg, headquartered in Meersburg on the shores of…

10.10.2018

König Johann Berg

… This famous site – König Johann Berg (literally, King John’s Hill) – is an example of an abandoned vineyard that has been reborn. It is situated south of Saarburg, on a steep hillside opposite the village of…

10.10.2018

Homburger Kallmuth

…Origins and OwnersThe name Kallmuth derives from the Celtic “calemont” – “kahler Berg” or “barren hill.” It is assumed that it was first planted with vines by Benedictine monks in the 9th century. The first documented…