Mainz | Rheinhessen

Domhof Winery

Traditional wine tourism is combined with playful challenges at the Domhof - that convinced the jury. Because in the red wine cellar you should not only try wine or listen to the winegrowing stories, but it also becomes an "escape room": as "wine spies", the guests slip into a new role and experience wine in an unusual way.

Vineyard Domhof, Wine hotel Kaisergarten and Vineyard Peth - three wineries for a perfect weekend in Rheinhessen

Vineyard Domhof in Guntersblum:
The vineyard Domhof in Guntersblum offers the opportunity to enjoy wine in all its glory, and there is plenty of space for all sorts of parties. After your wine tasting session, you may spend the night at the vineyard in the associated hotel “Schlafgut”.

The RheinTerrassenWeg makes long distance hikers especially enthusiastic, who are gladly induced to side trips by impressive architecture and inviting wine cellars.

They moved from the Black Forest to Rheinhessen, and they found a paradise of wine and gourmets. In 2011 Beatrix and Markus Hebestreit took over a vacant homestead in the small village of Saulheim and turned it into a pilgrim's destination for wine gourmets for the whole region. "We are fully booked every night", Markus Hebestreit says: "People here spend a lot of money for food and wine – and they go out eating even in the middle of the week!" "Usually, restaurants are visited for their food, and the wine plays second part", Markus says, "in our restaurant it's just the other way round." Many guests come here just to taste the new wine varieties. It’s no wonder that the Mundart won the Great Wine Capital's Best of Wine Tourism Award in 2018 for wine gastronomy.

In Mainz/Rheinhessen there are many wineries and bars, where you can meet and enjoy a glass of wine. Most of these listed locations have received the Best Of Wine Tourism Award by providing an innovative wine tourism concept.

The old tower on the left hand used to be the home of the Count of Leiningen, built in 1345. "This was called the old castle", Heiko Dettweiler says, "we even have parts of the old ramparts, even a moat of sorts." Welcome to Rheinhessen where they live with an ages old history and transform it into a truly heavenly and very modern wine experience. Weingut Dätwyl breathes 700 years of history, yet is far from old fashioned. If the Palatinate is the Tuscany of Germany, this here is the Mediterranean paradise. No wonder they won a Best Of Wine Tourism Award in 2018 for Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences.

If you are in Mainz, you should discover 4 of our best places to drink wine and eat delicious meal. At Geberts Weinstuben, Mundart Restaurant, Restaurant Vis à Vis and Atrium Hotel Mainz, nice wines are served in special sceneries.

This is where in summer Shakespeare dances, where Grandpa Jean gives his features to the wine bottles and where a male Miss Marple roams the landscape. Books and stories have a home right next to the wine bottles in the sales room, and in summer, the huge yard turns into a stage: "My parents started the theater thing 25 years ago", Andreas Wagner says "That was quite unusual back then."

Lewis Schmitt, the 27-year-old Bachelor of International wine student came two years ago to work as a management director – and to help renew the image of the winery. His parents had a small winery in the Ahr valley, "it's pinot noir, that I live", Schmitt says.

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