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The Rheingau is one of the most distinguished wine regions of the world. Moving from east to west, the fairly flat, dimpled landscape evolves into progressively steep slopes. The vines are grown along the Rhine River on the northern side between the mouth of the Wisper River at Lorch and the mouth of the Main River on the altitude of Mainz . A narrow strip on hilly locations falling away in direction Rhine . Small foothills at Hochheim and Flörsheim along the Main River . It is a quietly beautiful region, rich in tradition. Early on, its medieval ecclesiastical and aristocratic wine-growers were associated with the noble Riesling grape and, in the 18th century, were credited for recognizing of the value of harvesting the crop at various stages of ripeness from which the Prädikat, or special attributes that denote wines of superior quality, evolved. Queen Victoria 's enthusiasm for Hochheim's wines contributed to their popularity in England , where they, and ultimately, Rhine wines in general, were referred to as Hock.
In 1775 the late vintage was invented in the cloister Johannisberg in the Rheingau. According to the legend a messenger who was supposed to get the permission from the bishop in Fulda to pick the grapes was late and therefore the harvest was delayed. When the messenger arrived with two weeks delay the harvest was believed to be lost because the grapes were already rotten. The grapes were still brought to the winepress to get at least a little bit of house wine. After the fermentation came the big surprise, because an exquisite rich wine was found. It was concluded with incredible logic that the rot had increased the quality of the wine - the late vintage and therefore the noble rot were born. From these beginnings the high-quality wine made from selected grapes was developed in 1787 and the quality of the wine was even more increased through the selection of individual dried grapes.
The world-renowned oenological research and teaching institutes in Geisenheim have contributed significantly to the extraordinarily high level of technical competence in the German wine industry today. Two grape varieties predominate: the Riesling and the Spätburgunder. The former yields elegant wines with a refined and sometimes spicy fragrance; a fruity, pronounced acidity; and a rich flavour. The Spätburgunder wines are velvety and medium- to full-bodied, with a bouquet and taste often compared with blackberries

In 2001 the region of Rheingau which has 3.193 ha under vine produced 209.369 hectolitres of grape must which gives a yield of 66,9 hectolitres per hectares this was split into 0,0% table wine 42,5% QbA wine and 57,5 QmP wines.
Geographical location:
The Rhine Valley , along the 50° of latitude. The region is practically one long hillside on the northern bank of the river on its 30-km (20-mile) east-west journey from Wicker and Hochheim (near the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers) to the river's bend at Rüdesheim and beyond, to the border with the Mittelrhein at Lorchhausen.
Major town(s): Wiesbaden , Eltville, Rüdesheim

Very warm and dry, because the Taunus protects against cold winds from North and East. The vineyards are optimally orientated to the South in order to take up the whole power of the sun. Already Charlemagne knew this when he saw from his imperial palace Ingelheim on the left bank of the Rhine river that the snow first melted on the slopes of the Rheingau and he recognized the special suitability of these locations for the wine-growing. The reflected sunlight from the Rhine 's water surface also improves the climate. Mists often form in fall and contribute to a strong development of the noble rot (botrytis cinerea) and therefore they favour the harvesting of berry and dry berry high-quality wines in good years .

Although the region is compact, there are many kinds of soil, including chalk, sand, and gravel, all types of clay, loess, quartzite and slate. Around Hochheim are loess and sands; between Winkel and Eltville are gravel, clay and loess soils. In the lower Rheingau between Lorch and Rüdesheim are mainly clay-slate soils.

Vineyard area
3.193 Ha 1 Bereich · 10 collective vineyard sites · 123 individual sites (see below)

Lorch (village)

Schloßberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 53 ha mostly Riesling

Kapellenberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 58 ha mostly Riesling

Krone (Erste gewächs vineyard) 13 ha mostly Riesling

Pfaffenwies (Erste gewächs vineyard) 35 ha mostly Riesling

Bodental-Steinberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 23 ha mostly Riesling

Rüdesheim (village)

Berg Roseneck (Erste gewächs vineyard) 26.7ha Hunsrück Slate

Berg Schloßberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 25.3 ha

Kirchenpfad 20 ha

Klosterberg 39 ha

Magdalenen-Kreuz (Erste gewächs vineyard) 49 ha

Rosengerten 3.7 ha

Geisenheim (village)

Rothenberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 36 ha

Kläuserweg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 57 ha

Fuchsberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 68 ha

Kilzberg 56 ha

Mäuerchen (Erste gewächs vineyard) 33 ha

Mönchspfad (Erste gewächs vineyard) 160 ha

Schloßgarten 18 ha


Mainz Orsteil Kostheim (village)


WeißErd (Erste gewächs vineyard)



Hochheim (village)

Reichesthal (Erste gewächs vineyard) 26.5 ha

Berg 35 ha

Königin Victoriaberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 5 ha

Hofmeister (Erste gewächs vineyard) 34 ha

Stielweg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 26 ha


Hölle (Erste gewächs vineyard) 57 ha

Domdechaney (Erste gewächs vineyard) 10.5 ha

Kirchenstück (Erste gewächs vineyard) 16 ha

Stein (Erste gewächs vineyard) 27 ha

Herrnberg 4 ha

Wicker (village)

Stein (Erste gewächs vineyard) 20 ha

Mönchsgewann (Erste gewächs vineyard) 18 ha

König Wilhelmsberg 2.1 ha

Nonnenberg 2.4 ha

Flörsheim (village)

Herrnberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 20 ha

Frankfurt (village)

Lohrberger Hang 1.7 ha

Böddiger (village)

Lankreis Melsungen Berg

GROSSLAGE: Deutelsberg

Mannberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 11 ha

Nußbrunnen (Erste gewächs vineyard) 10 ha

Wisselbrunnen (Erste gewächs vineyard) 18 ha

Hasslel (Erste gewächs vineyard) 30 ha

Heiligenberg 36 ha

Schützenhaus (Erste gewächs vineyard) 66 ha

Engelmannsberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 20 ha

Pfaffenberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 6 ha

Steinberg 31 ha

Johannisberg (village)

Klaus (Erste gewächs vineyard) 15 ha

Schwarzenstein 5.5 ha

Vogelsang 14 ha

Hölle (Erste gewächs vineyard) 27 ha

Hansenberg 4 ha

Goldatzel 24 ha

Mittelhölle 6.5 ha

Schloß Johannisberg 35 ha

GROSSLAGE: Gottesthal


Ostrich (village)

Klosterg 142 ha

Lenchen (Erste gewächs vineyard) 145 ha

Doosberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 152 ha

Schloß Reichhartshausen 3 ha

GROSSLAGE: Heiligenstock

Kiedrich (village)

Klosterberg 67 ha

Gräfenberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 11 ha

Wasseros (Erste gewächs vineyard) 36 ha

Sandgrub (Erste gewächs vineyard) 58 ha

GROSSLAGE: Honigberg


Gutenberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 51 ha

Schloßberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 33 ha

Jesuitsgarten (Erste gewächs vineyard) 26 ha

Hasensprung (Erste gewächs vineyard) 100 ha


Schloß Vollrads (Erste gewächs vineyard) 58 ha

Mittleheim (village)

St Nikolaus (Erste gewächs vineyard) 50 ha

Schönhell (Erste gewächs vineyard) 58 ha

Würzgarten 42 ha

Jungfer (Erste gewächs vineyard) 55 ha

Hendelberg 53 ha

Erbach (village)

Marcobrunn (Erste gewächs vineyard) 5.2 ha

Schloßberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 6 ha

Siegelsberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 16 ha

Honigberg 100 ha

Michelmark (Erste gewächs vineyard) 75 ha

Hohenrain (Erste gewächs vineyard) 18 ha

Steinmorgen (Erste gewächs vineyard) 32 ha

Rheinhell 18 ha


Assmannshausen Aulhausen (village)

Frankenthal (Erste gewächs vineyard) 45 ha mostly Spätburgunder

Höllenberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 55 ha mostly Spätburgunder

Hinterkirch 59 ha mostly Spätburgunder

Berg Kaiserstein

GROSSLAGE: Steinmacher

Eltville (village)

Taubenberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 80 ha

Langenstück (Erste gewächs vineyard) 63 ha

Sonnenberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 68 ha

Rheinberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 30 ha


Kalbspflicht (Erste gewächs vineyard) 10 ha

Rauenthal (village)

Baiken (Erste gewächs vineyard) 15 ha

Gehrn (Erste gewächs vineyard) 18 ha

Wülfen (Erste gewächs vineyard) 14 ha

Rothenburg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 20 ha

Langenstück 25.8

Nonnenberg 5.6 ha

Martinsthal (village)

Wildsau (Erste gewächs vineyard) 31 ha

Langenberg (Erste gewächs vineyard) 19 ha

Rödchen (Erste gewächs vineyard) 28.1 ha

Niederwalluf (village)

Berg- Bildstock



Oberwalluf (village)



Wiesbaden (village)

Neroberg (no Grosslagen) 4.4ha

Wiesbaden orsteil Schierstein (village)

Dachsberg 27.3

Hölle 32.6 ha

Wiesbaden orsteil Frauenstein (village)

Marschall 8.5 ha

Homberg 8.3 ha

Herrnberg 58.6

Wiesbaden orsteil Doltzheim (village)

Judenkirch 10.3 ha

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