Home of Riesling and Pinot Noir
The Middle Rhine is simply fascinating. The small but select winegrowing area between Bingen/Kaub and Bonn is one of the mainstays of this unique river landscape.
The Romans brought vines to the Rhine more than 2,000 years ago. The creation of vineyard terraces was and still is the only way for winegrowers to cultivate the steep, irregularly shaped and rocky slopes of the Rhine Valley, which often have inclines of more than 35° (60%). The steep-slope vineyards are just as much a characteristic feature of this fascinating landscape as the rugged cliffs and numerous castles and palaces.
The Mittelrhein winegrowing region has a high density of top wine estates and innovative young winegrowers. Because there’s no substitute for origin and Heimat. The Riesling wines grown on the slate soils of the Middle Rhine valley with its special microclimate are unique and of particularly high quality.
Besides the Mittelrhein winegrowing region, the Romantic Rhine also touches on 4 other winegrowing regions: the towns of Lorchhausen, Lorch and Rüdesheim are in the Rheingau winegrowing region, Bingen is also part of the winegrowing regions Rheinhessen and Nahe , and the town of Sinzig belongs to the Ahr.