Wine capital of Germany

Located in Rheinhessen, the largest wine-producing region of Germany, Mainz is the country's wine capital, offering a huge variety of authentic wines produced by local winegrowers.

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Great Wine Capitals

Since 2008, Mainz and Rheinhessen have been part of the global Great Wine Capitals network which also includes such illustrious regions as Bordeaux, Florence, Porto, Bilbao, Mendoza, and Cape Town. The Great Wine Capitals share one aim: enabling people to experience how wine is made.

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Wine taverns

Meeting friends for a glass of wine, enjoying good company and conversation is part of the lifestyle of the people of Mainz. The many taverns, wineries, wine shops, bars, and restaurants of Mainz are also known for great food! Do you want to eat a typical Mainz dish? Then try Spundekäs, best enjoyed with a glass of white wine!

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Mainz wine producers' association

Mainzer Winzer e.V., the local wine producers' association, organises many events to promote local wine where consumers can get to know the people who make the best tipples in the region. Every Saturday, the association has its own stall at the weekly market in the city centre. During the famous Johannisnacht Festival in Mainz on Saint John's Eve (23 June), the association runs wine villages at Domplatz and Leichhof. In spring and autumn, the "Best of Mainzer Wein" award is presented in the foyer of the City Hall. At all these events, people can find out more about local wine and are invited to taste and enjoy the precious tipples.

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The wineries of Mainz offer visitors a huge selection of local wines to sample and buy. They also host book readings, concerts, and other events. In our wineries known as Vinotheken, you can find out all there is to know about wine production in Rheinhessen – all while sampling the best drops.

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Tourist Service Center

Brückenturm, Rheinstraße 55
Mo.-Fr. 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Summer: April 1 - October 31
Sa. 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Winter: November 1 - March 31
Sa. 10:00 am - 03:00 pm

phone: +49 (0)6131-242888


Landesmuseum, Große Bleiche 49-51
Tu. 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
We.-Su. 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
phone: +49 (0)6131-2857-191

Great Wine Capitals Network