Mainz | Rheinhessen

Germany's youngest star chef comes from Mainz. At the age of only 24, Philipp Stein defended his Michelin star in 2014 as the then new chef at the gourmet restaurant ‘Favorite’ and also scored 16 points with Gault Millau.

Westhofen in the southern part of Rheinhessen has long been known for great wines and fabulous food, yet now it has acquired another temple of good living. "Gut Leben am Morstein" is the name and the mission of the beautiful Victorian villa that rises above the village of Westhofen, right at its entrance. "Our little castle", Stefan Spies calls it, and yet, the stately building is only a small part of the project: The "Good Living" contains a gourmet restaurant, a hotel with conference rooms in the old barn – and a huge, ancient vault in which famous actors, chamber music and comedians take stage.

Mainz and Rheinhessen even make the hearts of the youngest leap for joy, as in the Great Wine Capital Mainz, the Gutenberg Museum with its print shop is a great destination. What brings Gutenberg and wine together? The children will get to know the connection between Johannes Gutenberg's groundbreaking invention, the printing press for letterpress printing with movable letters, and a screw press as a wine press for extracting juice from grapevines

Every season in Mainz and Rheinhessen has its own special charm. Winter gets particularly cosy as good food and top wines come into focus while crackling fireplaces and campfire add to the atmosphere. Correspondingly, the Best of Wine Tourism award-winning wineries have interesting offers at Christmas time. So if you want to sip a delicious wine-grower‘s mulled wine or enjoy an advent barbecue in wine-grower style, the award-winning wineries are just the right place for you.

This is where the westerly winds blow through the valley, bringing the fresh breeze that speaks of freedom, strength, renewal. Westwind Wines is the name of a traditional winery in the middle of Wachenheim, right on the border between the two wine regions of Rheinhessen and the Palatinate.

The winery GUT LEBEN am Morstein brings home the Best-of-Global Award! 8 November 2018 marked the ceremony of The Global Best of Wine Tourism Awards which took place in the context of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Great Wine Capitals network in the Botanical Gardens of Adelaide.

Rheinhessen wine is known for its quality, and the region’s vintners for progress and innovation. Many of the region’s vintners within the vicinity of the wine capital of Mainz are female: these successful vintners have developed convincing ways to produce wine. Rhine Hessian wine is known for its quality, and the region’s vintners for progress and innovation. Many of the region’s vintners within the vicinity of the wine capital of Mainz are female: these successful vintners have developed convincing ways to produce wine.

In 2008, twenty young winemakers started a crazy project: wine on the bank of the Rhine river in Mainz, open air, after work and mostly with standing visitors. "It was cozy in the beginning", Alina Engel laughs, "by now, the size of the crowd is crazy!" Ten years later, the Mainzer Weinsalon is an award-winning classic, and Alina welcomes us in the classy new vinothek of her Winery Meyerhof in Flonheim, deep in the heart of Rheinhessen.

Wine tourism and wine experience, that's why they won the Best of Tourism Award 2018 of the Great Wine Capitals for wine tourism services here.

Weingut Listmann

Cypress trees, sequoias and palm trees decorate the courtyard and garden. The three-tiered yew is enthroned in the middle of the Buchs Rondell - the logo of the Listmann Winery. It stands for nature, transformed by the human hand with much love to garden culture. As with the vines: the natural product grape becomes the cultural asset of wine.

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