Land in the southwest of Germany with almost 20,000 km². Here are a total of six of the 13 growing areas; these are Ahr. middle Rhine. Moselle. Near. Rheinhessen and palatinate, The vineyards in 2009 comprised 64,101 hectares, which is 63%, ie just under two thirds of the total German area of 102,186 hectares. This illustrates the great importance of viticulture in Rhineland-Palatinate, whose land area only makes up less than 6%. The vineyards are mostly on the slopes of the winemaking favoring waters or rivers Ahr, Lahn, Moselle. Near. Rhine, Ruwer and Saar, as well as tributaries.
Owned by the country Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Oppenheim. State Winegrowing Domain Trier. State Winery Bad Kreuznach, Staatsweingut Mosel and Staatsweingut with Johannitergut Neustadt-Mußbach ad wine route. The capital Mainz is a member of the worldwide wine town association Great Wine Capitals Global Network, Through the country leads the 85 km long German wine route, the oldest tourist street in Germany. Annually the event series becomes CINEMA VINO organized with the objective of linking the two cultural areas of cinema and wine making. In the year 1990 the registered association became Controlled environmentally friendly viticulture Rhineland-Palatinate which commits the members to appropriate measures in the vineyard.