Rhinehesse Wine

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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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  • Scheurebe

  • Silvaner

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

  • Blauer Portugieser

  • Dornfelder

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

  • 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 Raddeck

    Unser familienbetriebenes Weingut liegt mitten im schönen Rheinhessen, im Ortskern von Nierstein....

  • Weinbau Ralf Wagner

    In the late eighties, Wagner was the rejection of pure Faßweinerzeugung by the daughter Brigitte ...

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