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If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, well, then, so too is the way to Rheinhessen’s! And combined with the perfect glass of wine, falling in love with the greatest German region of winegrowing and its food is guaranteed. Pervaded with tradition, the Rhine-Hessian cuisine is a hearty one. And that is no wonder: Considering the traditional manual labour on the vineyards back then, the workers were happy to return home to their families and enjoy a solid meal in order to regain their strength. This is what Rheinhessen has made its hallmark – traditional wineries offering authentic Rhine-Hessian cuisine in combination with their handcrafted wines.
Out of a great deal of places to enjoy delicacies of the wine region, here are three spots not to miss in Rheinhessen.
Restaurant and culinary school in one
The Fachwerk im Eulengarten in Vendersheim offers you a special culinary experience in Rheinhessen. You can choose whether you prefer to be indulged with lovely dishes or whether you prefer to cook yourself. Either way, you can look forward to a cozy ambience that carries a charming contrast between the hundred-year-old, genuine Rhine-Hessian farmhouse court and the modern interior. And by the way, there is no better place to hang out with friends than the kitchen. So don’t miss one of the various programmes of the culinary school. www.fachwerk2.de
A modern way of traditional dishes
The winery Erbeldinger in Bechtheim is the epitome of a family business that spans three generations. Everyone at the winery has their own part. And this is especially beneficial for the winery’s restaurant Erbeldinger’s, as it is the realm of junior chef Gundi. Drawing on her experience gained in restaurants of Asia and New York, she stirs up the traditional cuisine with her creativity on a daily basis. As the youngest in the team, it is no wonder she is called the rebel. And with her extraordinary ideas of combining modern and traditional dishes, she definitely lives up to her nickname. www.weingut-erbeldinger.de
Something sweet to finish
Veronika’s wine café in Flonheim is an insider tip for cake lovers. It is part of the country hotel Im Klostereck by Strubel-Roos. It offers a wide range of different pies, cakes and delicious desserts which are wonderfully combined with matching wines and sparkling wines. A visit to Veronika’s wine café is the best way to round off a weekend trip to Rheinhessen. www.strubel-roos.de/weincafe