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Wine is bottled poetry

Wine is bottled poetry’ - That’s what the famous Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson once said. In Germany we certainly can’t argue with that as our most notable thinkers are said to have endorsed the local wine very much (it is rumored sometimes even a tad too much). Nowadays we have young, highly trained vintners and winemakers who not only have perfected their craft by the wisdom of many generations but who also sought out new influences and experiences in France, California or Australia. Their open-mindedness and a high techno- and ecological standard of production resulted in a better and bigger variety of cultivated grapes and wines you could ever enjoy before, beautifully complimented by astounding hillside vineyard terraces, and valleys. Let us give you a small impression on what you can expect when visiting the diverse German wine regions.

FREIBURG (PINOT TERRITORY) The area around Freiburg, called Baden, is known for its lush and Mediterranean climate. The picturesque terraces at the Kaiserstuhl (=Emperors Seat) district produce the best Pinot in the country! A good place to start out tasting it would be the family-driven Faber Winery.

KOBLENZ (REALM OF RIESLING) Koblenz has the Luxury of having two of Germany’s most important wine growing regions directly at its doorstep. It marks the spot where the Moselle River meets the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, which was recognized as a world heritage site by the UNESCO for its beauty. If your clients love Riesling wine, Koblenz is THE place to go. Visiting the Hans Mader Winery puts you in a good place to become a real Riesling connaisseur!

TÜBINGEN (RED WINE COUNTRY) Tübingen is part of the Württemberg region, which is known for being the only wine growing area in Germany that produces more red wine than white.  It is home of a special grape variety called ‘Trollinger’. The easy-to-drink wine has been dubbed ‘national drink of Württemberg’ and is usually paired with the region’s hearty plates.  For example, the Gasthaus Bären perfectly combines Swabian cuisine with the delicious and light Württemberg red wine.

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