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Schloss Reinhartshausen - Vines of the River Rhine

For more than 680 years, Schloss Reinhartshausen has been a part of Rheingau wine culture. Established in 1337, the family run winery on the Rhine river is renowned for its organic, award-winning Riesling.  Mariannenaue, an island in the River Rhine, is a European nature reserve, and since 2015, a protected designation of origin for quality wine. The mighty Rhine formed the island of Mariannenaue about 10,000 years ago on a bed of limestone rocks made of sand and gravel washed up from the Alps. Its location, in the middle of the River Rhine, creates a special micro climate. This micro climate provides optimum conditions for Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes to grow within the 24 hectares of...

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A Guided Tour Through the Wirsching Wine Estate with Andrea Wirsching

The Wirsching estate is based in Iphofen in the Franken wine region of Germany. Huge oak forests shield the vineyard slopes from the north and east. Together with heat-retaining Gipsum Keuper soil, the perfect micro-climate is created to produce wonderfully expressive wines laden with minerality and refreshing acidity. Wirsching produce exceptional Silvaner, the main wine varierty associated with the region. They also produce fantastic Riesling and Scheurebe. Many of Wirchsing’s wines are available in the Franken region's traditional Bocksbeutel - a type of wine bottle with the form of a flattened ellipse with a short neck. The name of this traditional bottle originates from the word “book” because, as a hip flask, it fitted into the pouch in which monks and...

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