"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'
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 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 villages - 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.
* 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.
*Pickup and Dropoff:
Unless personal pickup is requested, 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 at least 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.
Our luxury van has a capacity for a total of 6 people. The join-in wine tours to Rheingau need a minimum participation of 4 travellers.
Pricing starts Euro 145 per participant. Surcharges may apply for overtime and extra-distance.