The Rheinhessen region is located on the Rhine (‘Rhein’) river between Mainz, Worms and Bingen in Germany. It is Germany’s largest wine-growing region.
Vineyards: 2018 70% white. Mainly Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Muller-Thurgau and Silvaner. Dornfelder and Pinot Noir are the main red wine grapes.
Towns: The key vineyards overlook the Rhine in the villages of Bodenheim, Nackenheim, Nierstein and Oppenheim, and at Bingen to the north-west.
Certified Biodynamic: Gustavshof. | Helmut Sander. | Walfried Sander. | Weingut Alexander Gysler. | Weingut Bianka & Daniel Schmitt. | Weingut Brüder Dr Becker. | Weingut Feth-Wehrhof. | Weingut Harald Scholl. | Weingut Peter Schmitt & Sohn. | Weingut Stefan Sander. | Weingut Wittmann.
Certified organic, Biodynamic practices: Battenfeld Spanier.
Oz Clarke 2015, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p218.