Eltville (Latin: Alta Villa = Hoher Hof, higher town), also known as the "Wine, Sparkling Wine and Rose Town" and since 2006 also "Gutenberg Town", is the oldest and largest town in the German wine-growing region Rheingau, The city with around 17,000 inhabitants is on Rhine and consists of the five districts core city Eltville, Erbach, Hattenheim, Martinsthal and Rauenthal. In the old town with its winding alleys, there are many old noble yards, half-timbered houses, restaurants and ostrich inns. The world-famous lies in a wooded valley behind Hattenheim Cistercian -Monastery Eberbach, Eltville is the seat of Hessian state wineries, as well as the wine and sparkling wine producers Albus. Baron Knyphausen. Breuer Stefan. Baron Langwerth von Simmern. HJ Ernst. Merchant Urban. Lamb-Jung. Ress Balthazar. Rotkäppchen-Mumm (with among others MM ) and Vaux,
The city with its municipal parts has extensive vineyards. Known individual locations around the city Hohenrain Calf duty Langenstück. Marcobrunn. Nussbrunnen Rheinberg Rothenberg. Sonnenberg. Steinberg, Taubenberg and Wisselbrunnen, The association "Eltviller Vinothek" was founded in 2004 as an association of the leading wineries "as an ambassador for the Rheingau wine". The principle of "selling at producer prices" is strictly implemented. Wines and sparkling wines 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.