Best vineyard views

Best vineyard view 2016
Region: 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 2012
Region: 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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Best vineyard view 2016
Region: 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 2016
Region: 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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Best vineyard view 2016
Region: 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
Region: 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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