Land in the southwest of Germany with almost 20,000 km². Here are altogether six of the 13 German cultivation areas; these are Ahr. middle Rhine. Moselle. Near. Rheinhessen and palatinate, 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. The vineyards in 2009 comprised 64,101 hectares, managed by some 10,500 vineyards. Every year, about six million hectoliters grape to Wine. sparkling wine and also other products processed. With around two thirds of the total vineyard area, 48% of all winegrowing enterprises, about 65% of the produced wine in Germany and about 90% share in the German wine export, Rhineland-Palatinate is clearly the German wine country No. 1, although the land area amounts to only less than 6% ,
Every year, the Rhineland-Palatinate Chamber of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economy, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture produce one award the best wines and sect from the six regions of Rhineland-Palatinate, which are presented in the vaulted hall of the Electoral Palace in Mainz. 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 Great Wine Capitals Global Network - a worldwide wine town network. Through the country leads the 85 km long German wine route, the oldest tourist street in Germany. Annually, the event series CINEMA VINO organized with the objective of linking the two cultural areas of cinema and wine making as an integral part of Rhineland-Palatinate wine marketing. In 1990 the club became Controlled environmentally friendly viticulture Rhineland-Palatinate which commits the member companies to appropriate measures in the vineyard with annual inspections.
Image: © LWK RLP (Chamber of Agriculture Rhineland-Palatinate)