Welcome to MittelRhein

Enjoy wine tours in MittelRhein – home of the spectacular Rhine River Gorges

Our MittelRhein Wine Tours feature the steepest vineyards and plenty of castles

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’

BottleStops' MittelRhein Wine Tours in Detail

Date, Time and Duration

Our Mittelrhein wine tours are scheduled on request and will leave from Mainz at 10.00 am with a planned return at approx 4.00 pm.

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The Mittelrhein (located in light blue) wine region is located at about 70 minutes west of Frankfurt, and it stretches all the way along the Rhein River Gorges from Rüdesheim via Koblenz to Cologne. A visit to Mittelrhein is best started from Mainz, following the Rhein River downstream to Koblenz.

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Wine Tour(s)

Private on request

Pickup and Dropoff

Private wine tours to Mittelrhein include pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in the Mainz area. Different locations are possible, but may be subject to surcharges. For public tours, pickup is at the short term parking lot on the backside of Mainz Central Station.


There will be two to three wine tasting stops at wineries, and a lunch stop. Depending on pace and progress there will be further stops for pictures and sightseeing.

Group Size

Our luxury van has a capacity for a total of 7 people.


Pricing for private tours starts at 880 euros for a 6-7 hrs tour. Surcharges may apply for overtime and extra distance. Public tours start at 145 euros per person.

Detailed map of the German wine regions near Frankfurt showing BottleStops wine tours options

Tours in MittelRhein

Tours to MittelRhein wineries are by private booking only. Please get in touch if you’re interested in visiting this charming wine region!