In 2016 the German Wine Institute (DWI) issued 50 awards for outstanding vinotheks from the 13 German wine growing regions. They were selected according to strict quality criteria from around 200 applications by a specialist jury.
"With the 'Awards for Outstanding Vinotheks', we want to show wine-loving consumers where you can taste wine directly from the producer in a stylish atmosphere and with a high level of service, thereby creating additional incentives for visiting the German wine regions," explained DWI Managing Director Monika Reule as part of the award ceremony in Ingelheim. In addition to attractive architecture and interior design, the jury also assessed aspects such as regular opening times, seating, product presentation, further information about the region, vineyard tours, etc. In addition, the professional competence and the foreign language skills of the employees represented a further selection criterion.
Viniversum der Bergsträßer Winzer
Weingut Matthias Müller
Spay am Mittelrhein is in the heart of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, designated as a World Cultural Heritage site in 2002 by UNESCO. The winegrowing tradition is old here, and Weingut Müller has been part of it for 300 years.read more
Rebenhof Riesling Manufaktur
The Middle Mosel Valley resembles a "Grand Canyon of Riesling." If this white wine grape has its true home anywhere, it would be on this picturesque 120-km stretch of land.read more
Weingut Leo Fuchs
The historic Mosel winery at Weingut Leo Fuchs dates back to the 18th century, but was transformed during a 2005 renovation into an open and inviting vinothek. It has quickly become a beloved meeting point for gourmets and a local treasure.read more
Travel through this idyllic stretch of the Middle Mosel region and you're likely to strike upon the newly built, 70-square-meter vinothek from the Pauly family. It serves as the public face for a fine business run by Axel Pauly and his wife Sabrina.read more
When Peter Regnery and his wife Andrea first decided to build a new vinothek on their Klüsserath estate, they knew what they didn't want from the design: "Not too many angles."read more
Weingüter Rolf Gansen/Karl Andries
Arrive, relax, recover. The Nahe Valley is picturesque beyond compare. It can put a spring in the step of even the world-weariest traveler. Rising Riesling estate Gut Hermannsberg is proud to call this tradition-rich area home. Since acquiring the Gut in 2009, new owner Christine Dinse and Jens Reidel have shown a knack for beautifully blending the historic with the modern.read more
The Emmerich-Koebernik family has for centuries pursued the winegrower life amidst the Rhine slate mountains that shape the wild landscape of the Nahe. It's a striking region with three long-extinct volcanoes.read more
A journey down is a journey back. The archaeological fragments in the old Roman cellars of the Villa Rustica at Weingut Poss are open to visitors, and offer a magical atmosphere for tastings.read more