Our regions

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Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the 13 German wine-growing regions every year and discover magnificent landscapes, fascinating people, beautiful wine villages and countless vineyards, winegrowers' cooperatives and wineries. Charming landscapes, culture, hospitality and enjoyment form a wonderful combination.

Facts

  • 13

    Growing areas

  • 11.806 ha

    Vineyard area

  • 20.000

    Vinotheques

  • 15.200

    Wine producers

Ahr

With 529 hectares of vineyards, the Ahr is one of the smallest wine-growing regions in Germany. Mainly red wines thrive on the steep slopes above the river.

Ahr Weinregion

Baden

The Baden winegrowing region, with 15,727 hectares of vineyards the third largest in Germany, extends in a north-south direction over a length of about 400 kilometers.

Franken

The Bocksbeutel is the trademark of Franconian wine, which has been cultivated for over 1200 years, especially along the Main River. Franconian wine country is bordered by the Rhön Mountains to the north, the Steigerwald Forest to the east, the Tauber Valley to the south and the Spessart Mountains to the west.

Hessische Bergstraße

When it is still cool in March or April in some places, the almond blossom already begins on the Hessian Bergstrasse. Spring usually starts a few days earlier.

Mittelrhein

The Rhine Valley between Bingen and Bonn offers a picturesque backdrop. Vineyards crowned by castles and medieval towns adorn the banks of the Rhine.

Blick auf Bacharach, Mittelrhein

Mosel

The wine-growing region along the Moselle, Saar and Ruwer rivers is considered Germany's oldest wine region. The Romans brought viticulture to the Moselle on a grand scale.

Moselschleife

Nahe

On the Nahe, visitors can expect gentle greenery, romantic river valleys and dramatic rock formations and also hospitable winegrowers and their diverse wines.

Pfalz

the Palatinate has many superlatives: the largest wine festival in the world in Bad Dürkheim, but also the first and most famous wine street, the German Wine Street.

Rheingau

It is thanks to a freak of nature that the Rhine, which otherwise flows in a northerly direction, turns almost at right angles to the west at Wiesbaden, only to flow north again just 30 kilometers later at Rüdesheim am Rhein.

Schloss Johannisberg im Rheingau

Rheinhessen

A thousand hills and vines as far as the eye can see - that is Rheinhessen, Germany's largest wine-growing region.

Trullo bei Flonheim

Saale-Unstrut

Two rivers give the growing region its name, as the mostly terraced vineyards are mainly located in the narrow river valleys of the Saale and Unstrut rivers.

Sachsen

Sachsen is the easternmost and, with 509 hectares, one of the smallest wine-growing regions in Germany. The vineyards only begin near Dresden, at 51 degrees north latitude.

Meissen, Blick auf den Burgberg

Württemberg

Among the major German wine-growing regions, Württemberg ranks fourth with 11,358 hectares. Here, red grape varieties dominate the vineyards with 65 percent.

Blick von der Kaesbergkanzel

Beautiful winesights

Quotes

Highlights of wine culture

  • Highlight Lorsch Abbey Databank of German Viticultural History

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  • Highlight Red-wine estate Jean Stodden Earthy and transparent - tradition and innovation

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  • Highlight Hoflößnitz The Saxon Club and the Elector's Notorious Wine Feasts

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