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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Scheurebe

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  • Weingut Janz

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

  • Nicolas

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

  • 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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Rheinhessen on Snooth

  • Becker Landgraf Riesling Trocken 2011


    Binny's 4/2015. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Dr. Beckermann Auslese Rheinhessen 2012


    Just love this wine! I saved a bottle. It was 2008 and bought from Trader Joes. Read More

    Wine review by kerrypaymann

  • Weingut Ernst Bretz Ortega Trockenbeerenauslese 2001


    When ever I travel to Germany I always take time to stop at this family Weingut. I have bought wine here from 3 Generations of Bretz family. Excellent Product! Read More

    Wine review by Wetdawg1

  • Oxl Rheinhessen Off Dry Dornfelder 2013


    A Tasting Room Quarterly selection. Too young, too fruity, and too sweet for my tastes, but did go well with a bit of marinated and grilled pork. A rather brash nose opens with youth, a hint of baking yeast, and alcohol. After that, some hints of chocolate, cherry, and leather, then on to a strawberry jelly fruit bomb. I am sure it will be much ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • G&m Machmer Gewürztraminer Spätlese Bechtheimer Stein 2008


    very sweet Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Rothberg Auslese Riesling Mosel 2012


    best wine I have tried in a long time, I drink it with anything or just by itself. I am telling all my wine drinking friends about it, so far they like it too. Read More

    Wine review by c2r29b

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Dornfelder

  • 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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