The Rheingau is something special, a whimsical caprice of nature. This small stretch of land is captivating with its location between the Rhine and the western Taunus foothills, which are planted predominantly with Riesling and Pinot Noir grapes, and its proximity to the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main metropolis. The region owes its success to the optimal climatic conditions and its high standards of quality.
The Benedictine monks in the Johannisberg monastery, the Cistercians in the Eberbach monastery and the local gentry shaped today’s wine culture centuries ago.
Innovation in the operations is hip nowadays – the young winemakers are up and coming and are taking over their parents’ wineries – boldly, fashionably and even a little provocatively.
- 3,100 ha
- popular for Riesling
- Riesling as well as Spätburgunder, Müller-Thurgau, Kerner and Weissburgunder