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Wine regions in Rheinhessen

Description to Rheinhessen

The eponymous region in the state Rheinland-Pfalz also gave the largest growing area Germany his name. It has no geographical reference to the state of Hesse, but the name derives from the existing from 1816 to 1919 historical affiliation of the area as the province of Rheinhessen of the Grand Duchy of Hesse. Rheinhessen is with 26,480 hectares of vineyards, the largest growing area, which is about one-fifth of the Rheinhessen region. Over 6,000 winegrowers produce more than 2.5 million hectoliters of wine per year from around 120 million vines. It is one of the most traditional German wine-growing areas, in the occupied by many finds already before the turn of the century wine was grown. Among other things, an old water pipe in the municipality Ingelheim testifies of the Roman viticulture.

In Nierstein is located with the already mentioned in 742 documentary single location Glöck the oldest vineyard in Germany. Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) had a Palatinate there (palace complex) and remarked according to the legend on a Rhine trip the excellent suitability for vineyards. He promoted viticulture here by working in the Rhine valley forests clear and instead planted vineyards. From the year 1546 comes one of the first references to the Riesling, because the German botanist Hieronymus buck (1498-1554) writes of a "Rissling growing on the Moselle / Rhine and in Wormbs" . At that time, Rheinhessen was considered the "wine goblet of Europe".

A description about the rhine hessian viticulture without mention of the Liebfraumilch would be incomplete. It became popular from the middle of the 19th century, stood for a long time for excellent quality and was one of the best and most expensive German wines. But then he fell into a cheap, mostly sweet to sweet vinified mass wine which was exported to all world. One of the main varieties is Müller-Thurgau, the most successful German new breed, which had a share of more than one third in Rheinhessen in 1970. That has more than halved since then, but the strain is still at the top. From the beginning of the 1960s, many of these new varieties were cultivated, especially in Rheinhessen, and reached a share of 40% until 1980. However, this development is in favor of the classic grape varieties such as Riesling, Silvaner and Burgundersorten again declining. By the way, in Alzey there is a regional institute for grapevine breeding, where the vines cultivator Georg Shy (1879-1949) worked.

Rheinhessen is located on the left bank of the large Rhine knee between the towns Bingen. Mainz and Worms in the form of a giant triangle. The Rhine limits the area to the north and east. Due to the hilly nature of the landscape, it is also referred to as the "land of the 1,000 hills". The soils consist mainly of loess, as well as sand, marl, limestone, clay, Rotliegend, brown earth, quartzite and porphyry. The climatic conditions for viticulture are optimal. Under the protection of Odenwald and Taunus there are mild average temperatures between 9.4 (Alzey) to 10.4 ° Celsius (Worms). The low-precipitation area with warm summers and mild winters is one of the warmest German growing areas with 1,600 hours of sunshine per year.

Rheinhessen is one of the driest areas in Central Europe. Except in the southwest, the average annual rainfall is only 550 millimeters. However, the loess cover, which is prevalent in wide areas up to 15 meters deep, and the marl and clay soils prevent dry damage due to a good water balance. The vineyards on the banks of the Rhine are often called Rhine front designated. Of the 136 communities, 120 end up as "home" and only four do not cultivate wine in their own district. Rheinhessen is divided into three areas Bingen, Nierstein and Wonnegau with 24 major locations and 434 individual locations.

Map of the region Rheinhessen

The northwest lying area named after the city Bingen is divided into the six major cities of Abtey, Adelberg, Kaiserpfalz, Kurfürstenstück, Rheingrafenstein and St. Rochuskapelle. Well-known vineyards with their individual layers are:

  • Appenheim : Daubhaus, Drosselborn, donkey trail, hundred Guilder
  • Armsheim : Geiersberg, gold pieces, Leckerberg
  • Aspisheim : Johannisberg, Sonnenberg
  • Badenheim : Galgenberg, Römerberg
  • Bermersheim in front of the height : Hildegardisberg, Klosterberg
  • Biebelsheim : Honigberg, Kieselberg
  • Bingen : Bubenstück, Honigberg, Kapellenberg, Kirchberg, Klosterweg, Mainzerweg, Osterberg, Palmenstein, Pfarrgarten, rose Garden. Scharlachberg, Schelmenstück, Schloßberg-Schwätzerchen, Schwarzenberg
  • Bornheim : chicken, hut terraces, church piece, Schönberg
  • Bubenheim : Honigberg, Kallenberg
  • Büdesheim : Bubenstück, Osterberg, Scharlachberg, Schloßberg-Schwätzerchen, Schwarzenberg
  • Dromersheim : Honigberg, Klosterweg, Mainzerweg - see also below Eiswein
  • Eckelsheim : Donkey driver, Kirchberg, Sonnenköpfchen
  • Ensheim : Kachelberg
  • Flonheim : Binger Berg, Ghost Mountain, monastery garden, La Roche, Pfaffenberg, Rotenpfad
  • Frei-Laubersheim : Old Roman road, rock, Kirchberg, Reichskeller, Rheingrafenberg
  • Forfeld : Eichelberg, Kapellenberg, Steige
  • Gau-Algesheim : Goldberg, Johannisberg, Rothenberg, St. Laurenzi Chapel, Steinert
  • Gensingen : Gold Mountains
  • Groß-Winternheim : Bockstein, Heilighäuschen, Schlossberg, Klosterbruder
  • Heidesheim : Geißberg, Höllenberg, Steinacker
  • Horrweiler : spice garden, Goldberg
  • Ingelheim : Bockstein, Castle hill, Heilighäuschen, Höllenweg, horn, Church piece, convent brother, lottery piece, pares, Rabenkopf, Rheinhöhe, Red Cross, Schlossberg, Castle Westerhaus. Sonnenberg. Sonnenhang, Steinacker, Täuscherspfad
  • Jugenheim : Goldberg, Hasensprung, Heiligenhäuschen, Sankt Georgenberg
  • New Bamberg : Eichelberg, Heerkretz, Kirschwingert, Kletterberg
  • Nieder-Hilbersheim : Honigberg, Steinacker
  • Ockenheim : Hockenmühle, Klosterweg, Kreuz, Laberstall, St. Jakobsberg, Schönhölle
  • Pleitersheim : Sternberg
  • Schwabenheim : monastery garden, Schlossberg, Sonnenberg
  • Siefersheim : Golden Horn, Heerkretz. Höllberg, Martinsberg
  • Sprendlingen : hell, honey mountain, monastery garden, Sonnenberg, Wißberg
  • Uffhofen : La Roche, Pfaffenberg
  • Wendelsheim : Heiligenpfad, Steigerberg
  • Wörrstadt : Kachelberg, Rheingrafenberg
  • Zotzenheim : Johannisberg, monastery garden

Municipalities Gau-Algesheim (Goldberg, St. Laurenzi Chapel) and Appenheim (Hundred Guilders)

The area lying in the northeast Nierstein extends to the already 38 v. Founded Roman town Mainz, Center is the so-called Rhine front from Nackenheim to Schwabsburg. Here extend at the famous Red Hang the most impressive and best Steillagen Rheinhessen with the eponymous red slate floors (Rotliegend). The area Nierstein is subdivided into the 11 Großlagen Auflangen, Domherr, Gut Domtal, Güldenmorgen, Toelzbrunnen, Petersberg, Rehbach, Rheinblick, Sankt Alban, Spiegelberg and Vogelsgärten. Well-known vineyards with their individual layers are:

  • Albig : Homberg, dog head, Schloss Hammerstein
  • Home : Fischer path. matins, Goldberg, Römerberg, Sonnenberg
  • Bechtolsheim : Homberg, Klosterberg, Sonnenberg, Wingertstor
  • Biebelnheim : Pilgrim stone, Rosenberg
  • Bodenheim : Burgweg. Ebersberg. Heitersbrünnchen. High, Chapel, Kreuzberg, Leidhecke, Monk's Path, Reichsritterstift, Silberberg, West Rum
  • Dalheim : Altdörr, Kranzberg, Steinberg
  • Dexheim : Doctor
  • Dienheim : Falkenberg, Cave, Cross, Paterhof, Castle, Siliusbrunnen, Tafelstein
  • Dolgesheim : Kreuzberg, Schützenhütte
  • Dorn-Dürkheim : Hasensprung, Römerberg
  • Ebersheim : Hüttberg, sand, wine cellar
  • Eimsheim : Hexelberg, Römerschanze, Sonnenhang
  • Elsheim : Flower, Bockstein, Tempelchen
  • Essenheim : Römerberg, devil's path
  • Framersheim : Hornberg, Stations of the Cross, Zechberg
  • Friesenheim : Altdörr, mountain path, button
  • Gau-Bischofsheim : Glockenberg, . Kellerberg. Pfaffenweg
  • Gau-Odernheim : Fuchsloch, Herrgottspfad, Ölberg, Vogelsang
  • Gimbsheim : Frauenthal, Sonnenweg
  • Guntersblum : Authental, Born path, Iron hand, Himmelthal, Kreuzkapelle, Sankt Julianenbrunnen, Sonnenberg, Sonnenhang, Steig-Terrassen, Steinberg
  • Hahnheim : Knopf, Moosberg
  • Harxheim : Börnchen, Lieth, Schlossberg
  • Laubenheim : nobleman, Johannisberg, monastery mountain
  • Lörzweiler : Hohberg, Königstuhl, Ölgild
  • Ludwigshöhe : Honigberg, Teufelskopf
  • Mainz : Nobleman, Hüttberg, Johannisberg, church piece, monastery mountain, sand
  • Mettenheim : Goldberg, Michelsberg, Schlossberg
  • Mommenheim : Kloppenberg, Osterberg, Silbergrube
  • Neck home : Engelberg. Rothenberg, Schmittskapellchen
  • Nierstein : Mountain church, shrine, bridge, brother mountain, Ebersberg, boulder, Glöck, Golden Air, sacred tree. hipping, Hell, Kirchplatte, Klostergarten, Kranzberg. Mount of Olives. Orbel. Patersberg. Pettenthal, Pfaffenkappe, Rosenberg, Schloss Hohenrechen, Castle Schwabsburg, Ten mornings
  • Ober-Olm : Kapellenberg
  • Oppenheim : Daubhaus, Gutleuthaus, Herrenberg, Herrengarten, cross. Sackträger, Castle, Schlossberg, Schützenhütte, Zuckerberg
  • Saulheim : Haubenberg, Heiligenhaus, Hell, Pfaffengarten, Probstey, Schlossberg
  • Schornsheim : Mönchspfad, Ritterberg, Sonnenhang
  • Selzen : Garden of God, Osterberg, Rheinpforte
  • Stadecken-Elsheim : Flower, Bockstein, Lenchen, Spitzberg, Tempelchen
  • Uelversheim : Aulenberg, Castle, Tafelstein
  • Weinolmsheim : Hohberg, Kehr
  • Wintersheim : Fraugarten
  • Zornheim : Dachgewann, Guldenmorgen, Mönchbäumchen, Pilgerweg, Vogelsang

Municipality Nierstein in Rheinhessen

The Wonnegau area in the south around the Luther city of Worms is one of the warmest and driest areas in Germany. There are calcareous, often heavy clay soils. The area is divided into the seven major locations Bergkloster, Burg Rodenstein, Domblick, God's help, Liebfrauenmorgen, Pilgrims' path and Sybillenstein. Well-known vineyards with their individual layers are:

  • Abenheim : Klausenberg, chapel piece
  • Alzey : Heiliger Blutberg, Himmelacker, Hell, Kapellenberg, Kirchenstück, Mandelberg, Pfaffenhalde, Römerberg, Rotenfels, Sonnenberg, Wartberg
  • Bechenheim : Merry
  • Bechtheim : Geyersberg. Hasensprung, Holy Cross, rose garden, stone
  • Bermersheim : hare run, rope garden
  • Dalsheim : Burgel. Hubacker, Sauloch, climb
  • Dintesheim : rocks
  • Dittelsheim : Geiersberg, Kloppberg, Leckerberg, Mönchhube, Pfaffenmütze
  • Dittelsheim-Hessloch : Noble vineyards, Geiersberg, Kloppberg, Leckerberg, Liebfrauenberg, Mönchhube, moonshine, Pfaffenmütze
  • Erbes-Büdesheim : Geisterberg, Vogelsang
  • Esselborn : Goldberg
  • Flomborn : Feuerberg, Goldberg
  • Florsheim-Dalsheim : Burgel. Fraunberg, Goldberg, Hubacker Sauloch
  • Frette home : Heil
  • Gundersheim : Hellfire, King chair
  • Gundheim : Hungerbiene, almond well, Sonnenberg
  • Heimersheim : Rotenfels, Sonnenberg
  • Heppenheim : Monkey Mountain, Schneckenberg
  • Herrnsheim : Lerchelsberg, Rheinberg, Römersteg, Sankt Annaberg, Schloss
  • War Home : Rose Garden
  • Leiselheim : Hochberg, Nonnenwingert
  • Mölsheim : Silberberg, Zellerweg on the Schwarzer Herrgott
  • Monsheim : rose garden, Silberberg
  • Monheimheim : Goldberg, Steinböhl
  • Mörstadt : Katzenbuckel and Nonnenheim
  • Nieder-Florsheim : Fraunberg, Goldberg, climb
  • Offstein : Engelsberg, castle garden
  • Osthofen : Goldberg, Hasenbiß, Kirchberg, Klosterberg, Leckzapfen, Liebenberg, Neuberg, Rheinberg
  • Pfeddersheim : Hochberg, Kreuzblick, Sankt Georgenberg
  • Schafhausen : Pfaffenhalde
  • Wahlheim : Rogue
  • Weinheim : Holy Blood Mountain, Hell, Kapellenberg, church piece, Mandelberg
  • Westhofen : Aulerde, Benn, houses for wells. parish. Morstein, Rotenstein, Steingrube
  • Wies-Oppenheim : At the holy house
  • Worms : Monkey Mountain, Am Heiligen Häuschen, Burgweg, Goldberg, Klausenberg, Kreuzblick, Lerchelsberg, Liebfrauenstift-Kirchenstück, Nonnenwingert, Remeyerhof, Rheinberg, Römersteg, Sankt Annaberg, Schneckenberg, St. Cyriacus pin

Known producers in the region Rheinhessen are Bacchushof. Battenfeld-Spanier. Becker Georg Jakob. Becker Gernot. Becker Landgrave. Becker Marco. Bischel Hartmut. Braunewell. Brothers Becker. Bunn Lisa. Ch. W. Bernhard. Cistercian winery Michel. Dackermann. Dautermann. Domhof Baumann. Domtalhof. Dreissigacker. Dr. Heyden. Erbeldinger. Espenhof. Protestant Church of Hesse and Nassau. Flick winemaker family. Gehring Theo. Horny Helmut. Geil - Römerhof. Goehring Wilfried. Grosse Friedrich. Groh Heinrich. Gröhl. Gunderloch. Gutzler Gerhard. Gysler Alexander. Hauck Heinz-Günter. Heinz Franz Josef. Hemer Stefan & Andreas. Hemmes Frank. Heyl to Herrnsheim. Hiestand Erich. Hildegardishof. Hirschhof. Hofmann Jürgen. Huff-Doll. Huff Fritz Ekkehard. Hunter Armin. J. Neus. Johanninger. Julius Georg. Julius Wasem - Rodensteiner Hof. struggle. Keller Klaus. Keth Georg Jakob & Matthias. Kissinger. Knewitz. Knobloch Klaus. Koehler Axel. Kreichgauer. Kruger-Rumpf. Kühling-Gillot. Landgraf. Laubenstein Wilhelm. Liebfrauenstift. Louis Guntrum. Manz Erich. May Karl. Meiser Frank. Mertz. Milk Karl-Hermann. Müller Axel. Neef-Emmich. Nehrbaß. Neumer Jacob. Economist Johann Geil I. Erben. Oswald Volker. Pauser Friedrich. Peth Wolfgang & René. Pfannebecker. Posthof Doll and Göth. Prince Salm. Racke. Raddeck Stefan. Rappenhof. Reh Kendermann. Rheinterrassenhof. Riffel. Sander. Sandwiese. Schatz Kai. Schembs Arno. Scherner-Kleinhanß. Castle Westerhaus. Schmitt Daniel. Tailor Georg Albrecht. Schwahn-Fehlinger. Seebrich. Seehof Ernst Fauth. Spewed Uwe. Spohr. Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Oppenheim. St. Antony. Steitz Christian. Strub Walter. Villa baths. Wagner-Stempel. Walldorf-Pfaffenhof. Changer Katharina. Weinreich. Weitzel Eckhard. Winter Stefan. Wittmann Philipp and Wurtz-Königsmühle, A well-known winegrower association is Message in a Bottle,

Rebsortenspiegel has changed significantly in the last ten years. The share of red varieties has increased from 22% to 31%, which is in line with the national trend. There are four dominant grape varieties with relatively small shares compared to other growing areas. Although Müller-Thurgau is still at the top, the share has fallen by around 1,000 hectares from 20% to 16%. There was more growth in the varieties Dornfelder around 1,300 hectares (8% to 13%) and Riesling also by 1,300 hectares (10% to 15%). Grape variety status 2009 (0 = less than 0.5 ha):

vine
German main name
In Germany
common synonyms
colour hectare
2009
% -
Ant
Müller-Thurgau rivaner White 4340 16.4
Riesling White Riesling, Rhine Riesling White 3887 14.7
Dornfelder - red 3407 12.9
Green Silvaner
Blue Silvaner
Sylvaner, Sylvaner White 2462
1
9.3
-
Portuguese Blue Portuguese red 1609 6.1
Pinot Noir
included Samtrot
Pinot Noir, Blue S., Pinot Noir red 1344 5.1
Kerner - White 1186 4.5
Ruländer Pinot Gris, Pinot Gris White 1170 4.4
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Pinot Blanc White 913 3.5
Scheurebe Seedling 88 White 911 3.4
regent - red 767 2.9
Bacchus - White 766 2.9
Faberrebe - White 466 1.8
Chardonnay - White 429 1.6
Huxelrebe - White 409 1.5
Ortega - White 347 1.3
Saint Laurent St. Laurent red 302 1.1
Morio Muscat Morio White 212 0.8
Red traminer Traminer / Gewurztraminer White 148 0.6
Merlot - red 147 0.6
Sauvignon Blanc - White 130 0.5
Cabernet Sauvignon - red 87 0.3
Frühburgunder Blue Frühburgunder, Clevner red 83 0.3
Müllerrebe Meunier, Pinot Meunier red 81 0.3
dark fields - red 64 0.2
Cabernet Mitos - red 62 0.2
Siegerrebe - White 62 0.2
Reichensteiner - White 61 0.2
Acolon - red 54 0.2
Cabernet Dorsa - red 52 0.2
Würzer - White 43 0.2
Regner - red 41 0.2
Heroldrebe - White 31 0.1
Optima Optima 113 White 29 0.1
Ehrenfelser - White 26 0.1
Auxerrois Little Heunisch White 24 0.1
Johanniter - White 23 0.1
Yellow Muscat
Red Muscat
muscatel / Muscat Blanc White 22
0
0.1
-
Phoenix - red 20 0.1
Domina - White 19 0.1
- White 19 0.1
Dakapo - red 15 0.1
Schönburger - White 15 0.1
jewel - White 14 0.1
pearl - White 12 0.1
Rubinet - red 12 0.1
Limberger / Lemberger , Blue Limberger red 11 -
Cabernet Dorio - red 9 -
Ehrenbreitsteiner - White 8th -
Trollinger Blue Trollinger, Schiava Grossa red 7 -
Albalonga - White 6 -
rondo - red 6 -
Cabernet Cubin - red 5 -
Rieslaner - White 5 -
malmseyFrühroter Veltliner, Formerly red White 4 -
Solaris - White 4 -
Kernling - White 3 -
Muscat Ottonel - White 3 -
Orion - White 3 -
Rotberger - red 3 -
Syrah Shiraz red 3 -
Green Valtellina Weißgipfler White 3 -
Hoelder - White 2 -
Palas - red 2 -
Septimer - White 2 -
Cabernet Franc - red 1 -
Deckrot - red 1 -
Bouvier foundling White 1 -
Freisamer - White 1 -
White Gassedel
Red Chasselas
Chasselas, Gutedel White 1
0
-
-
Hegel - red 1 -
hibernal - White 1 -
Marie Steiner - White 1 -
principal - White 1 -
Blue Zweigelt Zweigelt, Rotburger red 1 -
Arnsburger - White 0 -
Bronner - White 0 -
Cabernet Cortis - red 0 -
Teinturier du Cher red 0 -
Fontanara - White 0 -
Merzling - White 0 -
Muskat-Trollinger Trollinger nutmeg red 0 -
Nobling - White 0 -
Silcher - White 0 -
Sirius - White 0 -
Staufer - White 0 -
otherwise. white varieties - White 39 0.1
otherwise red varieties - White 12 -
WHITE VARIETIES 18280 69.0
RED VARIETIES 8200 31.0
TOTAL 26480 100
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