Rheinhessen Highlights


Mainz is known to be the wine capital of Germany. More than 2,000 years ago, the Romans planted their first grape vines in the fields of what is now Germany's largest wine region with almost 27,000 hectares - Rheinhessen.

The next wine-growing region, the Rheingau, is only a few kilometers away across the Rhine.

In cooperation with vintners in Rheinhessen and Rheingau we offer various tours through the beautiful landscape and the vineyards. In addition to the excursions into the countryside, we offer you numerous vintner menus, wine tastings or wine workshops.


Vinotheque tour through the Rheingau wine region

Embark on a wine tour in the nearby Rheingau. A wine ambassador accompanies you on your wine tour from Mainz through the small and fine wine-growing region. Try the fine drops directly from the producers. As is typical of the region, a vintner's snack is served along the way. After tasting two award-winning wines, the tour bus will bring you back to Mainz.

Services: 3x double wine tasting in selected wineries. original vintner vespers, expert tour accompaniment by a Rheingau cultural and wine ambassador from and to Mainz
Duration: 4-5 hours
Price: 59€ per person

Minimum number of participants: 15 people (if there are fewer participants, the price for 15 people must also be paid)


Drive to the Rheingau

The Rheingau region lies between Wiesbaden and Rüdesheim, to the right of the Rhine. Your first stop is Eberbach Monastery, a former Cistercian monastery. This is where the interior shots for the film "The Name of the Rose" were shot. After a short drive you will reach Rüdesheim. A guided city tour and a ride on the cable car to the Niederwald monument are on the program. A stroll through the famous "Drosselgasse" completes your excursion. (Subject to change)

Services: Accompanied by qualified tour guides, entrance fees, one-way trip with the cable car to the Niederwald monument
Duration: 6 hours
Price per person: 27€
Minimum number of participants: 15 people

Your own coach is required to conduct the trip - we are happy to help you with the rental.


Wine & indulgence in Rheinhessen

In Rheinhessen, the largest wine-growing region in Germany, the wines of the vintners mature: authentic, hand-made and hard to beat in terms of variety. Many young, innovative vintners are at work, committed to producing first-class wines with great awareness of their roots and their region.

The passion that is put into the work in the cellars is also reflected in the kitchens of the region. As with the winemakers, the chefs are also becoming more aware of regional cuisine, for products from the region in harmony with selected wines.

The most pleasant way to get to know Rheinhessen wine is to visit one of the vinotheques that have been awarded the "Rheinhessen EXCELLENT" seal of approval. Guests who stop here can expect not only excellent wines by the glass, but also receive a lot of information and tips about wine or the most beautiful excursions and places.

Rheinhessen, also known as the "land of a thousand hills", is the sunniest and largest wine-growing region in Germany and stands for fruity, sparkling white wines. 70% of the vineyard area is planted with white wine varieties.

The variety of wine in Rheinhessen is unbeatable and every wine lover will find the right one for their taste. When it comes to white wine varieties, the Müller-Thurgau vine is at the top in terms of volume. In second place is the undisputed queen of the vines, Riesling. In third place is the Silvaner, which can be found today as a regional specialty on many wine lists. Rheinhessen has the largest Silvaner cultivation area in the world. 

The other thirty percent of the Rhine-Hessian vineyard area is accounted for by the red wine varieties. Dornfelder leads the ranks with 13% of the total vineyard area. Blue Portuguese and Pinot Noir follow and form a strong red wine range alongside Regent and a handful of other grape varieties.

The cities of Worms and Mainz were founded in Roman times. Worms was later shaped by Martin Luther, Mainz by its elector and Johannes Gutenberg with the invention of the printing press.

Today Rheinhessen stands for liveliness, openness and cheerfulness. Its residents carry this identity on with their sympathetic way of life. As part of the anniversary year 2016, the surrounding area also felt these characteristics and was infected by the cheerful way of life. Therefore, it is time to celebrate the history and culture of the Rheinhessen region and combine old roots with new changes.


Rheinhessen tours

The largest wine-growing region in Germany has a lot to offer. Friendly people and 2000 years of cultural history. A region that Carl Zuckmayer described as "Europe's mill of peoples". A region that has repeatedly been a hub, transit area, place of refuge and trade route for many different people. Also influenced by the great river Rhine, where Rheinhessen is located - between Bingen, Mainz, Alzey and Worms.


Highlights of Rheinhessen

Rheinhessen - must see!

Experience and discover the top sights in Rheinhessen. Enjoy a first look at the highlights of the cultural region. Visit the places that shape this region. Marvel at the influences that the Celts, Romans, Franks, Jews and French left behind in this beautiful wine region. Enjoy the view from a pure Hessian "Hiwwel" and discover the "Trullo" as a symbol of this region.

An experienced wine ambassador accompanies you on your tour to the highlights, that make this region so unique.

Bus trip 3 hours: 190€ per group
Bus trip 6 hours: 240€ per group
Minimum number of participants: 15 people

Each additional hour is remunerated with 25€.
A separate coach is required for the implementation.
We are happy to help you rent a coach if you don't have your own coach.


Rheinhessen tour along the Rhine, Mainz - Bingen

Discovery tour along the Rhine towards Bingen.

Experience and discover the diverse culture and history of the Rheinhessen region on its great river in the direction of Bingen. Learn more about the cities on the river, their history and the people who wrote world history here.

An experienced wine ambassador accompanies you on your tour to the special features that make this region so unique.

Bus trip 3 hours: 190€
Bus trip 6 hours: 240€
Minimum number of participants: 15 people

Each additional hour is remunerated with 25€.
A separate coach is required for the implementation.
We are happy to help you rent a coach if you don't have your own coach.


Rheinhessen tour along the Rhine, Mainz - Worms

Discovery tour along the Rhine towards Worms. Experience and discover the diverse culture and history of the Rheinhessen region on its great river Rhine in the direction of Worms. Learn more about this extraordinary wine region with its outstanding locations, its people and the history of the wine-growing communities of Nackenheim, Nierstein, Oppenheim, Guntersblum and the imperial city of Worms with its 2000-year history.

An experienced wine ambassador accompanies you on your tour to the special features that make this region so unique.

Bus trip 3 hours: 190€ per group
Bus trip 6 hours: 240€ per group
Minimum number of participants: 15 people

Each additional hour is remunerated with 25 €.
A separate coach is required for the implementation.
We are happy to help you rent a coach if you don't have your own coach.


Rheinhessen Insider-Tour

Discovery tour to small and fine places connected to the history and culture of Rheinhessen, off the beaten track. Discover the small, fine peculiarities that make this region so lovable.

An experienced wine ambassador accompanies you on your tour to the hidden specialties.

Bus trip 3 hours: 190€ per group
Bus trip 6 hours: 240€ per group
Minimum number of participants: 15 people

Each additional hour is remunerated with 25 €.
A separate coach is required for the implementation.
We are happy to help you rent a coach if you don't have your own coach.


Rheinhessen - medieval tour

This tour leads you to the traces of the medieval Rheinhessen.

Discover and admire the diverse medieval traces in this cultural region with its large river Rhine. Learn more about the origin and importance of this extraordinary wine and cultural region and their special and unique architectural styles. Come with us on this discovery tour.

An experienced wine ambassador accompanies you on your tour to the special features that make this region so unique.

Bus trip 3 hours: 190€
Bus trip 6 hours: 240€
Minimum number of participants: 15 people

Each additional hour is remunerated with 25 €.
A separate coach is required for the implementation.
We are happy to help you rent a coach if you don't have your own coach.


Wine experience - "magic of the hills"

(Outdoor offer with bad weather guarantee - indoors at the vineyard)

Typical Rheinhessen wine experience: a wine hike takes you to the hills of the region. Near the turrets and vineyard houses, you can taste three different wines of 0.1 L each in conjunction with small Rhine-Hessian "Minkelcher" tapas and water during a themed wine tasting with a vintner. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable wine ambassador, who will provide you with interesting information about Rheinhessen and the cultural landscape.

Price per person: 24.50€
Duration: 2 hours
Minimum number of participants: 15 people
Max. group size: 30 people, please inquire about surcharge for larger groups


Wine experience - "In Rhine-Hessian masonry"

Witness a special kind of wine experience in a extraordinary Rhine-Hessian location. A vintner from Rheinhessen will introduce you to a suitable wine topic during a 3-glass wine tasting of 0.1L each. In addition there will be tapas, "Minkelcher", snacks and water served. The event will be guided by an experienced wine ambassador who will present the cultural wealth of Rheinhessen to you on site.

Price per person: 24.50€
Duration: 2 hours
Minimum number of participants: 15 people
Max. group size: 30 people, please inquire about surcharge for larger groups


Culinary tasting - wine and...

Experience the perfect combination of two different palates at one tasting.

Chocolate, cheese, bread, tapas or gingerbread can be served with regional wines.

You will receive all further information about the venue after booking.

Please note that the travel to the venue is not included!

Price per person: 24€
Duration: 2 hours
Minimum number of participants: 15 people


Additional services that can be booked individually

On request, additional services can be booked for each tour, such as: a wine tasting or other tastings. You can find an overview of the possible services here (in German language only).

If you have any questions or requests, please do not hesitate to contact us personally at gaestefuehrung(at)mainzplus.com.


Contact

Selina Weis
Guided Tours

T: +49 (0) 6131 / 242-827

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