Rheinhessen. Pure pleasure.

Rheinhessen - Germany's Largest Winegrowing Region.

Rheinhessen is called "Land of the Thousand Hills". This motto reflects the landscape of gentle, rolling hills, where grapevines grow as far as the eye can see.

Here a new generation of young, highly qualified winegrowers produce grapes of highest quality, which are the basis for excellent wines.

The climatic conditions for viticulture are optimal. With warm summers, mild winters, little rainfall and 1,700 hours of sun each year, the region is one of Germany's warmest wine-growing regions.

Rheinhessen has a diverse soil profile, which enables the cultivation of a great number of grape varieties. The proportion of white to red varietals is 70 to 30%.

The region is famous for Riesling as well as the traditional variety Silvaner.

Today Rheinhessen is internationally well known, especially the Rhine Terrace near Nierstein, the so-called "Roter Hang" (Red Slope), because of the presence of red slate.

This is the home area of Niersteiner Weingenossenschaft.




Rheinhessen

  • 3 districts
  • 23 collective parcels
  • 454 individual parcels
  • 26,400 ha vineyard area    (2011)
  • 3,219 estates
  • 69% of total production white varieties (Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner)
  • 31% of total production red varieties (Dornfelder, Portugieser, Spätburgunder)

Foto: Rheinhessen.
  • Location

    In the area between Mainz, Bingen, Alzey and Worms.



  • Climate

    Mild average temperatures with lots of sun hours and sufficient rainfall.



  • Soil

    Loess, sediments/ weathered soils, fine-grained sand with marl, weathered quartizite and porphyry.



  • Grape Varieties

    Müller-Thurgau, Dornfelder, Silvaner, Riesling, Portugieser, Kerner, Scheurebe, Bacchus, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.