Vintage Travel: VINOPOLY
13 WINE-GROWING AREAS IN GERMANY
A tour of discovery through our wine cities enthralls the senses with high-calibre culture and internationally acclaimed wines.
The mild climate, mineral rich grounds and the skill of the wine-growers create characteristic wines that are highly recognized at home and abroad. Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) rate amongst the celebrities. Slightly less famous are the light red wines that achieved considerable quality, too, especially around Freiburg (Baden wine-growing region) and Tübingen (Württemberg wine growing region).
Today, there are 13 wine-growing areas in Germany with six of them being located in close proximity to cities of the Historic Highlights of Germany.
Each of these cities provides a unique combination of culture and wine and is a perfect destination for those travelers who want to enjoy some German wine and discover fascinating wine cellars, modern wineries and learn about vintners traditions.
It’s all about Wine!
Germany’s vintners offer younew discoveries: During many events in Germany and abroad the members of “Generation Riesling” project the impression of being young, innovative and open-minded. They are representative of a well-educated, internationally oriented and ambitious younger generation of vintners assuming responsibility within the German wine industry.
Nevertheless, the vintners in southern Germany, aka Baden, also founded their own network to discuss the growing of Pinot grapes, as this is the predominant grape in that area. Both networks work similarly and are partnered.
Discover Generation Riesling and Generation Pinot Wine Estates in our member cities:
Did you know?
Rotspon – The wine of the Hanseatic League
During the Renaissance, towards the end of the 17th century, Thomas Fredenhagen, a merchant and member of the Hanseatic League in Lübeck, came up with the idea of storing barrels of Bordeaux red wine in cellars in Lübeck’s old town.
At that time, the wine barrels were actually only additional cargo for the shipment of salt from the region around Bordeaux. Even today, in some Hanseatic cities, Rotspon is made from French Bordeaux wines.