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Best Vineyard Views

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Announced: Best Vineyard Views 2020

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Best vineyard view 2020
Ahr

Saffenburg Castle Ruins, Mayschoß

The "Best Vineyard View 2020" for the Ahr region, is the view from the plateau of the 11th century Saffenburg castle ruin, perched above the picturesque wine village of Mayschoß. This is the oldest castle ruin in the Ahr Valley. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the wildly romantic Ahr River with its steep terraces as it bends and bows through the dramatic landscape, as well as the famous Mayschoss Mönchberg vineyard with its church and old monastery.

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Best vineyard view 2016
Ahr

Sondersberg

The Sondersberg Viewpoint, which rises above the wine-growing village of Dernau, offers spectacular views of the Ahr Valley. Dernau’s oldest wine estate, the Schlosshof, had the viewing platform built on the Sondersberg, in the middle of the Schieferlay location.

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Best vineyard view 2016
Baden

Dasenstein

The point where the Black Forest meets the Rhine Valley is also the place where the Rebland wine region sprawls around the town of Kappelrodeck, and where the Dasenstein soars up: Centuries ago, a beautiful damsel, the daughter of Rodeck Castle’s owner, fell in love with a poor farmer’s son.

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Best vineyard view 2016
Franken

Iphofen, Terroir f

The Terroir f lookout point at Iphofen’s Schwanberg was named the Best Vineyard View in Franken for 2016 by Wines of Germany. In addition to its spectacular view, Terroir f at Iphofen’s famous Julius-Echter-Berg vineyard also offers interesting insights into the world of wine – from the Franconian wine region to distant wine-growing regions, including those in North America or South Africa.

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Best vineyard view 2016
Hessische Bergstraße

Heppenheimer Eckweg

A map at the “Gute Zeit, böse Zeit” fountain in Heppenheim provides information on all the vineyards in the Hessische Bergstraße region, particularly the Heppenheimer Eckweg vineyard, which forms part of the larger Heppenheimer Schlossberg estate. The Eckweg was officially documented as early as the year 1200.

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Best vineyard view 2016
Pfalz

Burgruine Wachtenburg

On the outskirts of Wachenheim, the Best Vineyard View in the Palatinate Region for 2016 provides vistas over the ruins of the Wachtenburg – the symbol of the historic wine-growing city on the German Wine Route. The oldest sections of the castle date back to the 12th century, and its rectangular keep served as a residence and defence structure.

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Rheingau

Burgruine Scharfenstein

Perched high above the wine village of Kiedrich, the distinctive keep of the Scharfenstein Castle ruins towers over the grapevines. A hiking trail leads from the town through the Kiedrich brook valley and up to the ruins.

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Best vineyard view 2016
Rheinhessen

Winzeralm, Siefersheim

The Hiwweltour Heideblick certified quality hiking trail takes you from Siefersheim to the Winzeralm vineyard, where you can sit on traditional wooden benches and large loungers and enjoy not only the Best Vineyard View in the Rheinhessen Region for 2016, but also wines, grape juice, and snacks from Siefersheim’s Weingut Zimmermann winery.

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Best vineyard view 2016
Mittelrhein

Krahnenberg

The Krahnenberg is the local hill in the town of Andernach. It owes its name to the Old Krahnen, a historic tower crane on the shores of the Rhine, which was in operation until 1911, primarily to load millstones, tuff, and wine. The hiking trail to the vineyard view passes from here through the Andernacher Stadtwald forest and up to the lookout point on the Krahnenberg.

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Mosel

Zummethöhe, Trittenheim

The section of the Moselsteig longdistance hiking trail from Leiwen to Neumagen-Dhron circles the Mosel River Loop near Trittenheim. Following varied paths over rocks and streams, and through vineyards and forests, the trail also passes by the Zummethöhe. The Best Vineyard View in the Mosel for 2016 is a superb vista over the Mosel River Loop and the wine-growing towns of the Middle Mosel.

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Best vineyard view 2016
Nahe

Meddersheim vineyards

Wines of Germany elected the area between Idar-Oberstein and Bad Kreuznach, providing views over the Meddersheim vineyards of Altenberg, Edelberg, and Rheingrafenberg, the Best Vineyard View in the Nahe wine-growing region for 2016.

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Best vineyard view 2016
Saale-Unstrut

Höhnstedter Kreisberg

The northernmost point of Germany’s wine-growing region, between the Saale River and Süßer See lake, is home to the wine-growing town of Höhnstedt. Heading through its small vineyards, which predominantly grow classic grape varieties like Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner, and Weissburgunder, you arrive at the Höhnstedter Kelterberg winery, where the view over the Höhnstedter Kreisberg was named the Best Vineyard View in the Saale-Unstrut Region for 2016.

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Sachsen

Proschwitz

Zadel, near Meißen, is where Georg Prinz zur Lippe runs Saxony’s oldest private winery, the Weingut Schloss Proschwitz. There, between Grauburgunder and Weißburgunder vines, stands the stele denoting the Best Vineyard View in the Sachsen Region for 2016.

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Best vineyard view 2016
Württemberg

Hessigheimer Felsengärten

The Hessigheimer Felsengärten (Hessigheim rock gardens) nature reserve, also popularly known as the Swabian Dolomites for their spectacular shape, is a veritable patch of wilderness in the vineyards. With its steep rock faces, it is a paradise for fit hikers – whereas climbing is strictly forbidden – and also made the selection to become Württemberg’s Best Vineyard View for 2016.

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Best vineyard view 2012
Ahr

Altenahrer Eck

The Altenahrer Eck vineyard is named after the Ekka castle complex, which was razed to the ground in 1249. At its western end, the vineyard borders onto the ruins of Are Castle, while its eastern boundary is formed by the Ravenley, a striking rock formation above the Altenahr district of Reimerzhoven. The terraced vineyards are particularly steep here, but their weathered shale and greywacke soils produce outstanding wines.

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Baden

Lerchenberg memorial

The hike to the Best Vineyard View in Baden for 2012 takes you along the Weinkundeweg wine trail, through Spätburgunder vines to the Lerchenberg memorial, which provides sweeping panoramic views of the glittering Lake Constance and its Mainau Island, the city of Konstanz and the mountains of Austria and Switzerland.

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Franken

Schlossberg Castell

Head up through the Schlossberg, Reitsteig, and Kirchberg wineries to the Best Vineyard View in Franken for 2012. The view from up here sweeps over the slope on which Germany’s first Silvaner grape grew in 1569. On the right-hand side is the present-day chestnut hill, formerly an outer bailey, as well as the roots of the former Gerichtslinde or “court linden tree,” estimated to be around 400 years old.

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Hessische Bergstraße

Bensheim Paulus

From Heppenheim, head up into the vineyards along three different themed routes – the Weinlagenwanderweg, Blütenweg and the Wein und Stein Erlebnispfad - hiking through the vineyards of the Hessische Bergstraße region, and past many small wineries. A striking stele at the Bensheimer Paulus vineyard marks the Best Vineyard View in the Hessische Bergstraße region for 2012.

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Pfalz

Villa Ludwigshöhe

The picture-postcard scenery around Rhodt, an enchanting wine-growing town with chestnut-lined streets, was named the Best Vineyard View in the Palatinate Region for 2012. The lookout point marked by the stele provides a breathtaking panoramic view.                                

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Best vineyard view 2012
Rheingau

Geisenheimer Rothenberg

Ever since being named one of Germany’s Best Vineyard Views, the spectacular vista from the Rothenberg has been enjoyed by an increasing number of people. The peaks of the Taunus soar up in the north, while the view up the Rhine covers Schloss Johannisberg and the vineyards of Wiesbaden and Mainz.

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