Baden: Germany's Pinot Paradise
O'Brien Estate

This shore tour is available to book for all confirmed group members. For complete description and pricing contact Food & Wine Trails

With the Rhine River to its west and the densely forested hills of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) to its east, the Baden Wine Route, or Badische Weinstrasse is a 125 mile stretch of rolling hills and terraced vineyards located in the most southwestern part of Germany. This corner of Germany is considered to be the country’s sunbelt, and is directly adjacent to France’s Alsace and in the rain shadow of the Vosges Mountains. The sunny days and cool nights permit the production of high-quality Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and also full-bodied examples of Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) usually expressed in an oaked style.

Highlights for this tour include a local wine expert as your guide and wine tastings at two premium wineries, plus a 3-course lunch of local cuisine paired with wines of the regioin.