Enjoying life and a good glass of Rheinhessen Wine … That sounds perfect. All you have to do is to visit Mainz and Rheinhessen during summer time. Make sure that you do not miss the ultimate event among the folk festivals on the Rhine: Mainz Johannisnacht (Midsummer Night)
“Mainzer Johannisnacht” is one of the yearly event highlights in the calendar. It is celebrated in remembrance of Johannes Gutenberg, the famous inventor of the printing press with moveable type. Four days, June 22nd to 25th, 2018, long there is a great atmosphere in the centre of Mainz. Free entry on all days!
On the programme are typical Johannisnacht attractions, such as the merry ‘Buchdruckertaufe’ (printers’ baptism), as well as theatre, cabaret, jugglers and musical performances on eight stages in the city. You will not want to miss the cozy wine villages in thy city during the festival. Here you can taste excellent wines by Mainzer winemakers, enjoy your time talking to your friends or other guests and listening to the music of singers or small bands.
Four days of summer fun in the city end on Monday evening with a magnificent firework display over the Rhine.
Among many other small and cozy wine festivals in Mainz and Rheinhessen you should definitely put the Mainz Wine Market in the Romantic City Park on your list. From August 23rd to 26th and August 30th to September 2nd, 2018, you get the great chance to meet hundreds of winemakers and thousands of other wine lovers.
The park, with its beautiful rose garden, is the romantic setting for the largest wine festival in Mainz. With the family in tow, it is off to the wine market to enjoy extensive celebrations, chatting and tasting. Locals and guests quickly get to know each other during this week--maybe while talking about the typical Rheinhessen wine vocabulary?
It has become a nice tradition that one of the Great Wine Capital members presents its own city and wine region at the “Great Wine Capital wine village” as a part of the wine festival. In this year we are looking forward to have a winemaker and a small delegation from the Italian member Verona here as our special guest.
Discover new wines and simply have fun on a fine summer day in Mainz. Next to the romantic rose garden of the city park visitors of the wine fair can taste sorts of wine from Verona and get in touch with the Italian winemaker. As a highlight of each wine weekend a blind tasting will be taken place on both Sundays including wines from Rheinhessen and Verona. Discover new wines and simply have fun on a fine summer day in Mainz.
Another great wine festival in that time is the Binger Winzerfest in September. Experience a totally different side of Bingen during this 11-day wine festival: People party, dance, laugh, and practice the famous German schunkeln, which you will surely enjoy. Fireworks above Castle Klopp and the Nahe bridge, concerts, parades, live performances on stage, exhibitions, a fun fair … all this promises entertainment and fun for anyone, from toddler to senior citizen. All over the city centre visitors will find a wide range of food stalls, with winegrowers offering their corresponding wines.