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Freiburg is a picturesque city that lies on the outskirts of the Black Forest © FWTM/ Schoenen

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Vintage Travel: VINOPOLY

/assetimage_3318_132w199.jpgToday, there are 13 wine-growing areas in Germany with six of them being located in close proximity to cities of the Historic Highlights of Germany. Each of these cities provides a unique combination of culture and wine and is a perfect destination for those travelers who want to enjoy some German wine and discover fascinating wine cellars, modern wineries and learn about vintners traditions.

A tour of discovery through our wine cities enthralls the senses with high-calibre culture and internationally acclaimed wines. The mild climate, mineral rich grounds and the skill of the wine-growers create characteristic wines that are highly recognized at home and abroad. Riesling,  Müller-Thurgau, Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) rate amongst the celebrities.

It´s all about Wine!

Generation Riesling

/assetimage_1779_250w189.jpgGermany's vintners offer younew discoveries: During many events in Germany and abroad the members of “Generation Riesling” project the impression of being young, innovative and open-minded. They are representative of a well-educated, internationally oriented and ambitious younger generation of vintners assuming responsibility within the German wine industry.

The German Wine Institute initiated the concept in order to provide younger members of the wine scene– the age limit is 35 years – a national and international platform. It is important to know that this cooperation does not exclude other traditional varieties like Silvaner, Pinot or Lemberger.

/assetimage_3294_158w50.jpgDiscover Generation Riesling Wine Estates in our member cities:

Freiburg: Weingut Faber

Koblenz: Weingut Hans Mader

Mainz: Becker - das Weingut

Mainz: Weingut Eva Vollmer

Mainz: Weingut Schneider und Tochter

Trier: Weingut Deutschherrenhof

Trier: Weingut Karthäuserhof

Würzburg: Bürgerspital zum Heiligen Geist

Wine Heritage

Landmarks of Wine Culture

/assetimage_3286_130w144.jpgSince 2010, the German Wine Institute has awarded prizes to "Landmarks of Wine Culture": places which are documenting the history and tradition of wine growing in an impressive way. Good news: Landmarks of Wine Culture can be found in our Wine Cities too:

Heidelberg: The Great Vat

Würzburg: Staatlicher Hofkeller Wine Estate

Würzburg: Bürgerspital zum Heiligen Geist Wine Estate

Würzburg: Juliusspital Wine Estate

Trier: Vereinigte Hospitien Wine Estate

Wiesbaden: Kloster Eberbach Wine Estate

Mainz: The Kupferberg´s Visitors Center

Complete Tour Package

Wine Samplers on German rivers

/assetimage_3293_150w153.jpgThe cities on the Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers are home to some of the foremost cultural treasures in Germany. Mighty monuments inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, gentle vineyard slopes that have produced fine wines since ancient times, and rivers, shrouded in myth and legend. A tour of discovery through three of the Historic Highlights of Germany member cities takes you along the rivers and includes the cities of Mainz, Koblenz and Freiburg.

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