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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • 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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  • Weingut Louis Guntrum

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

  • G&M Machmer

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

  • 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...

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  • Adolph Mueller Niersteiner Gutes Domtal Kabinett 2012


    My introduction to German wines was in a small weinstube, Der Eimer, in Wiesbaden during the Eighties. I saw this wine at Wines & More. This doesn't taste anything like I remembered. Hopefully, this is not a sign of dementia. Read More

    Wine review by mcc010

  • Riesling Rivaner 2012


    Rich aroma with fruits. Translucent pale light yellow color. Very light on alcohol, really fresh Read More

    Wine review by KirillK

  • Dr. Beckermann Auslese Rheinhessen 2012


    I Love It.....where can I buy it?...in Virginia Read More

    Wine review by Judyfaye

  • I received a German bottle of Louis Guntrum - Dornfelder Dry/2011  ... from the Rheinhessen area of Germany.  The description indicates that it's "soft and velvety, impressive fruit flavours, balanced."  This wine is much more than that.  It's clearly a wine that will make you salivate in a good way.  High alcohol 12.5 and garnet red.  Some sal... Read More

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  • Blue Nun Rivaner 2011


    peach, apricot, floral....fairly mid bodies and sweet....with decent balance. Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer

  • Schmitt Sohne Rheinhessen Eiswein Germany 2002


    wonder full fullness in the mouth, rich grape with hints of low acid raspberry and cherry tartness. even one new to tasting wine will enjoy this. Read More

    Wine review by 334dave

  • P.J. Valckenberg White Blend Auslese Madonna 2011


    I have 2 Bottles 1972 Madonna libfraumilch,any comments and Value? Read More

    Wine review by Maxout14

  • Loosen Up Loosen Bros. Dornfelder 2011


    A tad on the sweet and syrupy side, with bright red cherries and some cotton candy. Medium to light body and medium to short finish. Reminds me a bit of a Nouveau Beaujolais but not as good. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Fritz Windisch Dornfelder Heimersheimer Rotenfels 2011


    Very sweet and full wine. My wife does not usually like red wines but drank a whole bottle to herself one day. That made me happy to find a wine she likes. Read More

    Wine review by jayburna688

  • Creation 3 Tenors Ta Dornfelder 2007


    I love the taste., Read More

    Wine review by Smooth lady

  • 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

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