Pruning and bending in the beginning of the year prepare the vines for the coming growing season. It is one of the peak periods of work in the viticultural year.
Among the excellent white wines from Baden is the “Klingelber- ger”. This is simply a Riesling known by that name in the Ortenau. The name stems from the Klingelberg vineyard, part of the Schlossberg at Durbach where Margrave Carl Friedrich of Baden, master of the Staufenberg Castle winery, had Riesling planted in 1782. The fact that this vineyard was first planted with only a single variety, was an innovation at that time. More information about the German wine region of Baden at: www.sonnenmaennchen.deKategorie: English
The Deutsche Weinstraße goes through many typical wine villages with timber- framed houses where vines are growing across the road. Once a year, on the last Sunday in August, on an event-filled day the entire German Wine Road is re- served for pedestrians and cyclists: an 80 kilometre long wine festival with more than 300,000 cyclists, walkers and skaters! More information about the German wine region of Pfalz at: www.pfalzwein.deKategorie: English
The town of Hoch- heim am Main is also located in the Rheingau region. This wine town with its famous wines is the origin of the term “Hock” for Rhine wine which is still used in Eng- land today. The term probably became popular after Queen Victoria visited Hochheim in 1845. Due to the good taste of the Hochheim wines and the benefits to health attributed to them the phrase “a good Hock keeps off the doc!” had established itself rather quickly. Even a century ago wines from the Rheingau were among the most ex- pensive on wine lists throughout the world, and especially in England. More information about the German wine region of Rheingau at: www.rheingauer-wbv.deKategorie: English