The Rheingau is one of the smallest, and yet one of the most celebrated of Germany's thirteen wine regions. Riesling is by far the most important varietal produced. Focusing on quality, roughly eighty percent of the vineyards here are devoted to the varietal. Some of the most reputed are found on the steep, southern facing slopes overlooking the Rhine River below, where they benefit from the sun’s warming rays reflected from the river as well as protection from the chilling northern winds. Taste the full expression of the Riesling varietal, from the balanced acidity and minerality of their full-bodied dry versions to the sweeter Spätlese.
Highlights for this tour include a local wine expert as your guide, tour and Riesling tasting at one of the oldest wineries in Germany, wine-paired lunch at a local restaurant featuring Rheingau cuisine, free time to explore the picturesque village of Rüdesheim.