Rheingau Wine

The Rheingau is a major German wine-producing region that is located along the Rhine and Main rivers. It is considered by some to be the home of the Riesling grape. Indeed, that grape is often referred to as “Johannisberg Riesling” in other countries, after the Rheingau village of the same name.

In 1983, several top Rheingau estates, seeing that the poor dry wines that were commonly sold at the time may threaten their own superior wines, created the Association of Charta. Any wine bearing the organization’s double-arch symbol is subject to extremely high standards and must be dry.

Pinot Noir was brought to the Rheingau at about the same time that Clos Vougeot was being founded in Burgundy -- during the Middle Ages. To this day, many examples from the Rheingau are world class.

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

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  • Winzer von Erbach

    Our wine-growers organization was founded in 1897. Today we have 45 vintners who deliver grapes f...

  • Weingut Johannishof

    Wine-growing can be traced back in the family in old documents to the year 1685. The origin of th...

  • Georg Breuer

    Breuer is one of the stars of the Rheingau. His clear quality led philosophy and emphasis on dry ...

  • Weingut Heinz Nikolai

    Das Weinanbaugebiet Rheingau nimmt durch seine tausendjährige Tradition und seine paradiesische L...

  • Franz Künstler

    Of the three grape varieties cultivated by Künstler, the main one by far is Riesling. Only the wa...

  • August Kesseler

    The August Kesseler estate stands for an equal cooperation within the team, everyone having his o...

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  • Schloss Schönborn Riesling Kabinett Erbacher Marcobrunn 2004


    Wonderful yellow-golden color. Fruity with hints of plum and honey Read More

    Wine review by icbang

  • Schloss Vollrads Estate Kabinett Rheingau Riesling 2011


    Picked this up at Jubilation. Opens with interesting scent of spice and vanilla, then moves toward honey, peach, apricot, kiwi, and a slight white pepper spiciness. On the sweet side, but wonderfully balanced, round and smooth. Had alone, but suspect it would be fantastic with food. Terrific price point for the quality. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Schloss Vollrads Riesling Qba Rheingau 2012


    Delicious riesling with a wonderful balance. Delightful and delicate mango flavor. Read More

    Wine review by oxomaikaioxo

  • Leitz Dragonstone Riesling 2012


    I love this Riesling! It is sweet yet balanced! Read More

    Wine review by MochaDoc

  • Edition Maximilian Riesling Spätlese 2009


    Awful - agree with the previous review that this tastes very oxidized. Very acidic, bad flavor. Not at all like a traditional Riesling, more like a very bad Chardonnay or Pinot gris. Will ruin a dinner party - do not serve to guests. Read More

    Wine review by laebrown

  • Hans Lang Pinot Noir Edition Maximilian 2008


    Really didn't enjoy this wine - might want to let it sit out for awhile to let it open up as much as possible. Lot of alcohol on the nose, very acidic but fruity/bright taste, and smelled kind of funky after being opened. Wouldn't buy this wine again. This in no way compares to Pinots from California. Read More

    Wine review by laebrown

  • Joachim Ress Riesling Qba Rheingau Feinherb 2009


    Imported into the US but very rare. Nice perfume nose and delicious fruit. Good acid balance and probably 1% RS. Overall, very enjoyable. My rating-- 89 Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • Faust Martinsthaler Wildsau Riesling Kabinett Rheingau Germany 2008


    Impressive right out of the gate! Perfect acid balance; beautiful nose of petrol, resin, honey and some floral notes. Sappy with lots of extract. Starts to fall apart with much air so it will not age more than another year. A great vintage and this wine reflects that. My rating 91-92 Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • Schloss Reinhartshausen Riesling Erstes Gewächs Erbacher Schlossberg 2009


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    Wine review by SCM42

  • For whites, there is a huge variety as already pointed out.  If you like ... ... style is sweeter and the Rheingau less so.Try these styles from the USA or other sources that do not necessarily include France.  Just be warned that New World (where we are) is not the same as the Old Country.If only two grapes are chosen, go with Chardonnay and ... Read More

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