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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  • Weingut Heinz Nikolai

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

  • Freiherr Langwerth von Simmern

    Beholden to Tradition. The history of the Barons Langwerth von Simmern at the Rheingau dates back...

  • Carl Ehrhard

    A rich 150-old tradition of producing high-quality Riesling and Spätburgunder wines. Cultivated ...

  • August Kesseler

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

  • Georg Breuer

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

  • Franz Künstler

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

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