Rheingau Wine Festival

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Enjoy Germany's great wines
Enjoy Germany's great wines

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For more than 33 years, the Rheingau Wine Festival, which was once initiated by the winegrowers of the Rheingau Region as an promotional event, has turned the centre of Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden vacation rentals | Wiesbaden travel guide) into the “longest wine bar in the world”.

More than 600 wines and sparkling wines from the Rheingau region will be tasted at about 100 vintner stands. These range from the finest wines to light and zesty summer wines, with wines from alternative grape varieties also being offered alongside the dominant Rheingau Riesling. To complement the wines and sparkling wines, the Freßgass´ businesses traditionally offer refreshments at food stalls.

History and concept

The idea behind the Rheingau Wine Festival is to bring together vintners with consumers and end users so that they meet face to face. The festival limits itself to the Rheingau cultivation region as the Rheingau is the city´s closest holiday and recreation area. Communication is the goal of the festival and a vital part of the event is therefore the consultations between the guests and the vintners. The guests will also talk to each other and the wine festival has established itself as a key venue for discussing wine.

For more than 30 years, the Rheingau Wine Festival, which was once initiated by the winegrowers of the Rheingau Region as an promotional event, has turned the center of Wiesbaden into the "longest wine bar in the world" - and represents an attraction for more than ten thousand visitors. At about 100 stands, winegrowers present their products, both newly made and superior wines, as well as bubbly sparkling wines. The location itself is the stage, the vintners and guests are the actors, and communication is both the festival´s all-embracing program and its unique feature.To go with the special flavors of the Rheingau Riesling wines, culinary delicacies may be purchased at the Wiesbaden Schlossplatz, at the Dern’sches Gelände and on the square in front of the Market Church ("Marktkirche").

Moreover, music bands and other show acts provide entertainment on a number of stages and make this Wiesbaden street festival unforgettable.

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Location, Map, and Driving Directions

Location: Wiesbaden Schlossplatz, Germany

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Opening Hours

August 2011

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