"There cannot be many river valleys in the world whose natural beauty rivals that of this stretch of the Rhine."
SF Hallgarten 1981 in 'German Wines'
The Mittelrhein Wine Region includes the world-heritage listed stretch of the Rhine between Rüdesheim and Bonn - one doesn't have to be a wine lover to enjoy a tour of this area! The river has carved its bed through the stone hills, forming a narrow valley, with spectacular sites boasting castles and steep slopes vineyards. While no more robber barons are around, plenty of fantastic Riesling wines are.
Mittelrhein wines are rare to come by outside of Germany, yet the steely Rieslings make for a fantastic experience - both in dry and off-dry styles, sometimes coming with a little 'Spritzigkeit', a light, refreshing effervescence.
When touring the area, stops in the historic townships of Bacharach or Oberwesel are a must. More often than not, wines from the best known wineries make for a fantastic value for money. Look out for wines from Weingut Mattias Müller, Weingart, Jost or Bastian.
BottleStops wine tours can be booked as private tours to Mittelrhein.
* Date, time and duration:
Our Mittelrhein wine tours are scheduled on request and will leave from Mainz at 10.00 am with a planned return at approx 4.00 pm.
*Pickup and Dropoff:
Private wine tours to Mittelrhein include pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in the Mainz area. Different locations are possible, but may be subject to surcharges. For public tours, pickup is at the short term parking lot on the backside of Mainz Central Station.
There will be at least two to three wine tasting stops at wineries, and a lunch stop. Depending on pace and progress there will be further stops for pictures and sightseeing.
Our luxury van has a capacity for a total of 6 people.
Pricing for private tours starts at 790 Euro for a 6-7 hrs tour. Surcharges may apply for overtime and extra-distance.
Public tours start at 145 Euro per person.