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Rheinhessen wine-growing region – a surprising twist

It may be surprising to hear that Rheinhessen is not in Hesse at all. In actual fact, it's on the other side of the Rhine altogether. But this fun fact is typical of Germany's largest wine-growing region since it is just full of surprises.

Things are done differently around here, with lots of young wine-growers with great enthusiasm and a real feel for fine wine at work. Buzzing networks such as "Message in a bottle" and associations such as Grosses Gewächs Rheinhessen, Selection Rheinhessen, Ecovin and Wein vom Roten Hang inject innovation into the region and keep things fresh. They excel in taking traditions as their basis and giving them a modern twist. The Rheingau's traditional grape variety, the Silvaner, is experiencing a revival right now and organic approaches to wine-growing are on the rise.

Main grape varieties: Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Silvaner, white Burgundy and Pinot Gris

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