Enjoy wine tours in MittelRhein – home of the spectacular Rhine River Gorges
The Mittelrhein Wine Region includes the world-heritage listed stretch of the Rhine between Rüdesheim and Bonn – one doesn’t have to be a wine lover to enjoy a tour of this area! Scroll down for an interactive map of Mittelrhein and its attractions for food and wine lovers.
The river has carved its bed through the stone hills, forming a narrow valley, with spectacular sites boasting castles and steep-sloped vineyards. While no more robber barons are around, plenty of fantastic Riesling wines are.
Mittelrhein wines are rare to come by outside of Germany, yet the steely Rieslings make for a fantastic experience – both in dry and off-dry styles, sometimes coming with a little ‘Spritzigkeit’, a light, refreshing effervescence.
When touring the area, stops in the historic townships of Bacharach or Oberwesel are a must (see the wine region map below). More often than not, wines from the best-known wineries make for a fantastic value for money. Look out for wines from Weingut Mattias Müller, Weingart, Jost or Bastian.
BottleStops wine tours can be booked as private tours to Mittelrhein.
“There cannot be many river valleys in the world whose natural beauty rivals that of this stretch of the Rhine.”
SF Hallgarten (1981) in ‘German Wines’
Tours to MittelRhein wineries are by private booking only. Please get in touch if you’re interested in visiting this charming wine region!