Wine tours in Rheingau - Wine, Abbeys and Castles

"Monasteries, manor houses and palaces bear witness to the traditions of affluence associated with wine growing here during the past 1200 years" 

Kerry Brady Steward 1998  in 'A Travellers Wine Guide to Germany'

Our Rheingau wine tours feature castles, monasteries and a fantastic array of wines.

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Rheingau is a textbook wine region with a wonderful blend of historic villages, ancient castles and abbeys, and a lively wine culture. Moving east to west along the northern bank of the Rhine River, the Rheingau progresses from rolling hills to steep rocks eventually marking the entrance of the Rhine River Gorges.


Rheingau is amongst the smaller wine regions in Germany, yet it features world renowned wineries such as Leitz, Breuer, Johannisberg, Wegeler and many more. Don't miss to stop in Rüdesheim, the most famous of all Rheingau wine townships - but also slightly less famous Eltville offers a wonderful visiting experience.


The Rheingau wine region sits at 30 minutes west of Frankfurt, just north of Mainz, and lends itself perfectly to a day tour  at the beginning or at the end of your wine discoveries in Germany.

BottleStops' Rheingau Wine Tours in Detail


* Wine Tour(s):

as public join-in tour: Abbeys and Castles , on Sundays as Sunday Outing , or as private tours on request .


*Location (see map below):

The region of Rheingau is at about 60 minutes west of Frankfurt city center, 45 minutes from Frankfurt Airport, 20 minutes northwest of Mainz city Center. BottleStops recommends to select accommodation in Mainz as base for tours to Rheingau.


* Date, time and duration: 

Our Rheingau wine tours are typically scheduled as join-in small group tours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - leaving from  Mainz at 10.00 am with a return at approx 4.00 pm. To find tours for a particular date, please refer to the wine tour calendar.


*Pickup and Dropoff:

Unless personal pickup has been booked, the meeting point for join-in wine tours is at the short-term parking lot at the backside of Mainz Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof).



There will be two to three wine tasting stops at Rheingau wine estates, and a lunch stop. Depending on pace and progress there will be stops for pictures and  village sightseeing, too.


*Group Size

Our luxury van has a capacity for a total of 7 people. The join-in wine tours to Rheingau need a minimum participation of 4 travellers. Should the critical amount of participants not be reached, the tour may get cancelled and all tour fees will be refunded in full.



Pricing starts at Euro 155 per participant (all inclusive, except for meals and gratuities). Surcharges may apply for overtime and extra-distance.

map of Rheingau wine region
Rheingau - historic wine region at the doorsteps of Mainz, Wiesbaden, and Frankfurt