Mar 13, 2023

Rheinhessen – much more than just wine

Concerts, theatre, art exhibitions – Rheinhessen wineries offer much more than just wine! Visitors can choose from a variety of experiences. Here are three recommendations.
A chateau full of culture
A table set up for dinner in the modernized Hernsheim castle

The perfect setting for cultural events: CHAT★EAU SCHEMBS in Worms

True to the motto “People do not live by wine alone”, Arno Schembs has created a very special cultural meeting place with his chateau. Wait a minute, a chateau? Yes, you read that correctly! Arno has modernized the run-down Hernnsheim castle in Worms and made it the home of his winery. It now bears the proud name “CHAT★EAU SCHEMBS” and is complemented by a beautiful castle park.

Concerts, readings and theatre evenings are Arno’s staples. Summer after summer, he organizes a colourful mix of events that have become very popular. He is still working on the program for 2023, but is very much looking forward to welcoming guests again. More information will follow soon!

Picnic with a view

Exclusively regional plants and many cosy spots: Welcome to the garden of Eva Vollmer Weine – a true Garden Eden!

Wine picnic in the garden of Eva Vollmer Weine

Picnic in Garden Eden: Eva Vollmer Weine opens their garden to the public during spring and summer
Credit: Twain Wegener

The peaceful garden serves as backdrop for “wine & yoga”, a popular event, which they are planning again this year. After a relaxing yoga session, participants can experience a wine tasting. All presented by Eva herself with her incomparable nature and “winemakertainment”. Keep an eye on their website for details!

The popular wine picnics are also taking place in the garden throughout the spring and summer months. Everyone is welcome to leave the working week behind and start the weekend with a glass of wine. Visitors have the opportunity to try the new vintage in advance and to stock up on wine if needed. Culinary delights accompany the drinks. In effect, guests don’t have to worry about anything else other than having a good time. Sounds like something to look forward to, doesn’t it?

A hint of Shakespeare
A scene from the theatre festival at the Wagner winery

The courtyard festival of the Wagner winery has been enrapturing audiences for almost 25 years now
Credit: Weingut Wagner

The Wagner winery in Essenheim can now look back on over 300 years of winegrowing tradition. Not quite as long but another tradition of almost 25 years: the “Hoffestspiele”, a courtyard theatre festival.

“You, minion, are too saucy” is what you might hear this year when “Zettel’s Theater” brings “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” to life. While there is action on the stage, guests can enjoy typical regional trifles, Wagner (sparkling) wines and the summer evening atmosphere. This year’s festival will take place from 29 June to 1 July – save the date!

But there is more to enjoy in the Wagners’ idyllic half-timbered courtyard besides the festival: Various exhibitions, readings, children’s theatre and documentary art are also recurring events. Additionally, their wine tavern invites to sit down and relax during the summer months. When will you pay a visit?

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Chateau Schembs
Weingut Eva Vollmer
Weingut Wagner