Upcoming Events

A special presentation illuminates an era of present-day Rhine-Hesse that dates back 20 million years, thus providing an insight into a part of regional geology. 20 million years ago, Rhine-Hesse was covered with tropical shallow water. Algae formed gigantic reefs, snails, mussels and fish lived in lagoons. Crocodiles and tortoises roamed the transient area of the region, whilst rhinos, deer and other mammals lived on the land.

This small yet fine exhibition shows just how beautiful Rheinessen's soils can be. Large wall panels document the colourful variety of sands and soils from various regions of Rhine-Hesse. The varied material was compiled by Verena Reinmann and was artistically captured on canvases or wood using a special technique. The original material is thereby preserved as it is in nature.  The fact that Rhine-Hesse can be exhibited internationally is demonstrated by a comparison with an artwork on which original soils from 123 countries can be seen.

April 8, 2016 to September 23, 2016

Wines of South Africa launched the third WOSA Sommelier Cup competition in March 2016. The competition is open to sommeliers currently working in the restaurant trade residing in one of the following countries: The USA, Canada, Asia, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Kenya and Ghana.  Registrations have opened and are accessed via the Sommelier Cup website.

May 5, 2016 to May 7, 2016

After a short drive from Bordeaux, join the most prestigious amateur tournament that combines the passion for golf and the magic of great Bordeaux Wines…

Considered by many to be “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RACE IN THE WORLD” the 11th Douro Valley half marathon is set for May 15. “Running along the banks of the Douro River, this fascinating race is set in the heart of the Douro, the oldest appellation, or legally protected wine-growing region in the world, a world heritage.”

For the first time, the Rally de Portugal, a point-scoring stage in the World Rally Championship, will organise a competitive event right in the centre of Porto on 20 May.

May 27, 2016

SILVANER LIVE is the meeting point for all fans of Silvaner wines. When Rhine-Hesse was founded in 1816, Silvaner was the most important vine variety in the region; today, Rhine-Hesse is the largest Silvaner-growing region in the world. The result: Exciting tasting Silvaner. A little treat. Chillout. Beats. Silvaner is a celebration in itself.  

June 4, 2016 to June 5, 2016

Organized by the “Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux” *, the Week-End des Grands Crus in Bordeaux will start on Saturday 4, with Grands Crus tastings and prestigious diners in some of the most famous Bordeaux chateaux, while Sunday 5 will be devoted to wine tours and a golf tournament.

Repeats every month on April, May, June, July, August, September on the first Tuesday 6 times.
April 5, 2016
May 3, 2016
June 7, 2016
July 5, 2016
August 2, 2016
September 6, 2016

Yet another wonderful occasion to unwind after work on the river banks of the Rhine, an event organized by the Landjugend (Rural Youth Association RheinhessenPfalz). The theme of the evening will be reflected in selected wines from Rheinhessen, homemade culinary delights and good music.

The Great Douro Vineyard Run is a sporting event that showcases the splendour of one of the most beautiful parts of the world: the Douro.

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