Mainz | Rheinhessen

Perfect service, perfect wine experience complete with bed, food, exploration and wine – that is why the Espenhof in Rheinhessen was decorated with the Best of Wine Tourism Award 2016.

Mainz and Rheinhessen honored its 2017 ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ award winners at a ceremony held at the Mainz City Hall on September 29...


In ten years, Carolin Gillot and Hans-Oliver Spanier, two winemaking visionaries have created a Rheinhessen masterwork at Weingut Kühling-Gillot. The winery was the 2016 regional winner in the 'Architecture, Parks & Gardens' category of the 'Best Of Wine Tourism' competition.

Andreas Mohr of Weingut Mohrenhof believes that wine tourism is all about serving wine tourists' needs.  His successful wine safaris through the vineyards of the Rheinhessen prove that he's right!

It it all started in 1984 with the 140th birthday of the Jean Buscher winery in Bechtheim. In that year, the basilika of Bechtheim was renovated, and church painter Hermann Gottried fell in love with the Buscher wines. His drafts and pictures for church windows were the first works of art that made their way into the Buscher wine cellar. "We didn't have a clue what we were doing", reminisces Senior Jean Michael, "but the visitors were enthralled."...

Eva Eppard, Restaurant Kupferberg, 2016 global Best of Wine Tourism – Wine Tourism Restaurants, Mainz | Rheinhessen

"We are proud to receive this international award for our restaurant "Kupferberg Terrasse" with it's 200 years of sparkling wine culture. To us it is both, motivation for further invest in our regional oriented way of wine gastronomy in Rheinhessen and at the same time a motivation for our team to meet our guests expectations in terms of authentic products in the future."

Eva Eppard, chef at the Restaurant Kupferberg in Mainz, 2016 winner of a regional 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award in the Restaurant category, boldly reinterprets the cuisine of the region using high quality, locally sourced produce that is imaginatively paired with the best wines from the Rheinhessen.

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.  

from 18:00 a big tasting

vis-a-vis with the SILVANER-Winzern

Location: Alte Lokhalle, Mombacher Straße 78-80, 55122 Mainz
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This small yet fine exhibition shows just how beautiful Rhine-Hesse’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.

Location: Naturhistorisches Museum Mainz, Reichklarastraße 1, 55116 Mainz

Opening times:
Tue: 10 - 20
Wed: 10 - 14
Thu-Sun: 10 - 17
Mon: closed!

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