Mainz | Rheinhessen

Innovation requires creativity, vision and energy. And the wine grower Eva Vollmer from Mainz-Ebersheim is bursting with just all of that. So it is no surprise that the calender of her winery, is loaded with singular wine events that mirror her creative mind. The Eva Vollmer winery offers its guests two unique concepts – Wine & Yoga and Blind Wine Tasting in the Dark – this way reinventing wine through innovative ideas of wine experiences.

"We brought the Pinot Noir to our walls and onto the floor", Michael Werner says, pointing to the dark blue color that surrounds us. Indeed, the purple-blueish color reflects the red grapes that grow on the hills surrounding Ingelheim, this small city in Rheinhessen which has "Red Wine City" as its surname. In the dark blue sea at our Feet, grapevine leaves swim, gathering in droves in front of every doorstep.

If you ever wanted to be a spy like Sherlock Holmes or at least just pretend to be one, then there is one spot in Mainz and Rheinhessen you must not miss! The Domhof winery in Guntersblum is just the perfect place to set the setting of Holmes‘ 19th century. In fact parts of the winery even date back to the 12th century: http://www.weingut-domhof.de/erleben

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.

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