Also known as the "wine, sparkling wine and rose city" and since 2006 also "Gutenbergstadt" Eltville (Latin Alta Villa = High Court, higher city) is the oldest and largest city in the German wine-growing region Rheingau, The city with around 17,000 inhabitants is located on Rhine and consists of the five districts core city Eltville, Erbach, Hattenheim, Martinsthal and Rauenthal. In the old town with its winding streets there are many old noble courtyards, half-timbered houses, restaurants and taverns. In a woody valley behind Hattenheim lies the world famous Cistercian -Monastery Eberbach, Eltville is the seat of the Hessian state vineyards, as well as the wine and sparkling wine producers Albus. Baron Knyphausen. Breuer Stefan. Baron Langwerth von Simmern. HJ Ernst. Businessman Urban. Lamb-Jung. Ress Balthazar. Rotkäppchen-Mumm (with ua MM ) and Vaux,
The town with its parish parts has extensive vineyards. Known individual layers around the city are Hohenrain, Calf obligation, Langenstück. Marcobrunn. Nussbrunnen Rheinberg, Rothenberg. Sonnenberg. Steinberg, Taubenberg and Wisselbrunnen, The association "Eltviller Vinothek" was founded in 2004 as a merger of the leading wineries "as ambassador of the Rheingau wine". The principle "sale at producer prices" is strictly implemented. Wines and sect are currently offered by 20 producers from Eltville and its districts. In addition, wine tastings, wine seminars and cultural events are held. These types of wine shops are (as opposed to Austria ) in Germany rather rare.