Rheinhessen Wine


Rheinhessen, or Rhinehesse, is Germany’s largest and most productive wine region. The name, of course, derives from the Rhine river to its north, and it also touches the Nahe to the west. The Romans were the first to plant vines in the region. The Middle Ages brought the establishment of important religious towns such as Worms (where Martin Luther posted his famous edict), Bingen (of St. Hildegard fame), and Mainz, and members of the religious orders further expanded wine production. Worms in particular is famous for Liebfraumilch (Church of Our Lady), a semi-sweet wine produced at the Cathedral property since the 1800s. What began as a quality wine with a good reputation began over the years to spread all over the country, and with very little in the way of quality control. Let the Blue Nun flow! For this wine alone, for many years Rheinhessen wines were considered the ultimate plonk. Even American jug wines in this style were called “Rhine.” However, in recent years, producers Read more »

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  • Dornfelder

    History of the grape: Dornfelder was created in 1955 by German oenologist August Herold at the Weinsberg wine institu...

  • Silvaner

      Grape: Silvaner Color: White Synonyms: Sylvaner, Gruner Silvaner Main Regions: Germany (Franke...

  • Scheurebe

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Nicolas

    This first NICOLAS stores, specializing in wines and spirits, opened their doors in the center of...

  • Weingut Janz

    As a family estate the long lasting experience and the skills handed over from one generation to...

  • G&M Machmer

    Mit Liebe, Engagement & ökologischer Wirtschaftsweise werden wir dem Anspruch nach gesunder und b...

  • Weingut Louis Guntrum

    Founded in 1648 in the village of Wörrstadt, Louis Guntrum Estate today is run and operated by Lo...

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  • G&m Machmer Gewurzttramuner Spatlese Germany 2014


    absolutely wonderful, just like a good German wine should be Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Jakob Demmer Auslese Reisling Rheinhessen Germany 2015


    I think I prefer the grapes being picked later in the game, the spatlese seemed more fuller and complete, otherwise had you tasted this alone you would not have discerned the difference Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Wittmann 100 Hills Pinot Blanc Dry Rheinhessen 2015


    Crisp lemon and white pepper aromas. This is pleasant, easy drinking and fresh flavored with loads of citrus flavor and refreshing acidity, spice and a finish of tart fruit, oak and cream. Very nice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Geil Scheurebe Riesling Kabinett Rheinhessen 2015


    Warm apple and pear aromas are very aromatic with soft delicate floral notes. Juicy and expressive palate of peach, apple and apricot on the palate - richly developed fruit, pleasant minerality and bold acidity create an excellent balance throughout, finishing with a touch of lime zest and off dry sweetness throughout. 91 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Heinz Eifel Shine Gewurztraminer Rheinhessen 2016


    Honeysuckle and wildflower aromas, aromatic and clean with sweet white peach and citrus notes. Juicy pear, apple and lemon fruit flavors with more than a hint of sweet spice, more perfumed wildflower and zesty acidity towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Heinz Eifel Shine Riesling Rheinhessen 2016


    Vanishing peach aromas with light minerality. This has a lot of fresh fruit flavors on entry, honeyed pear, fresh melon and tangerine blossom with a bit of sweetness coming through on the mid palate and a light, creamy textured finish. Very pleasant. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • I have some eiswein to sell. .. how do I value the bottles I hav ?

    Comment by 2146261Snoother 2146261 2146261 Snoother 2146261

  • Julius Clauss Niersteiner Spiegelberg Riesling Rheinhessen 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by emmagloria

  • Dr. Beckermann Riesling Liebfraumilch 2008


    Did not see a vintage on my bottle and and it looked different than the picture. Screw top. Soft white fruits like pear, not overly sweet or powerful. Good price point. A bit out of character for Riesling, but enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Wittmann 100 Hills Dry Riesling Rheinhessen 2015


    Mineral steeliness, wet slate and lemon notes on the razor sharp, serious nose. A bit softer on the palate but still quite sharp, this brings notes of lemon and green melon, green apple and a bright acidity that keeps the palate zesty, minerally and fresh with a crisp refreshing body and a staccato finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Weingut Fritz Windisch Heimersheimer Rotenfels Dornfelder 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by yatesimpson

  • I have a bottle of Rheinhessen Qualitatswein Mit Pradikat, 2001er Alzeyer Sybillenstein Auslese. Could some-one tell me what it is, & is it past its use by date? clouten@clear.net.nz

    Comment by 1410041Snoother 1410041 1410041 Snoother 1410041

  • Silvaner

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