Germany may be more famous for its rieslings, silvaners and other white wines, but red wines from the German wine regions are increasingly finding favour with connoisseurs from around the world. The pinot noir or spätburgunder grape is among the most popular red varieties. Germany's top 18 pinot noirs are the focus of a special presentation event on 24 February 2012 as part of the 16th Rheingau Gourmet & Wine Festival. They are grown in the wine regions of Ahr, Baden, Franconia, Moselle, Palatinate, Rheingau and Württemberg.
On 25 and 26 February 2012, vinicultural experts will be discussing all the latest trends and developments in the world of pinot noir at the 1st International Spätburgunder Symposium in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. This gala event combines pinot noir wines with fabulous food prepared by two-Michelin-star chef Hans Stefan Steinheuer.