The growing area in the state Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany is named after the river of the same name. The vineyards cover a total of 4,163 hectares of vineyards. There are many preserved testimonies of the Romans who already cultivated wine here. Near Bingen founded the Benedictine abbess and alternative practitioner Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) the monastery Rupertsberg. The Nahe becomes in its course from the Hunsrück to the mouth in the Rhine accompanied at Bingen by vineyards. The soils consist of quartzite and schist at the lower Nahe, porphyry, melaphyr and Buntsandstein at the middle Nahe as well as weathered soils, sandstone, loess and loam near Bad Kreuznach.
The Nahe Wine Route runs from Bingen in a large loop up the valley past Bad Kreuznach through all the wine villages, then west to Martinstein and through the rose garden back to Bingen. Until 1993 there were the two areas Bad Kreuznach and Schloßböckelheim. Then there was a summary of the now only area Nahetal . This consists of the seven major sites Burgweg, paradise garden, rose garden, Kronenberg, Sonnenborn, castle chapel and parish garden, and 328 individual layers. Well-known communities with their individual layers are: