Discover Germany, Issue 83, February 2020

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Indulge, enjoy, learn: Top-ten German wine regions German wines have recently become more famous than ever, to the extent that the long-held notion of the country solely producing Riesling and sweet wine varieties has become quite outdated. It’s time for German wines to take their rightful spotlight, given their excellent aromas, drinkability and innovative grape varieties. And what’s better than discovering new wines, while being on a trip abroad? We present the top-ten German wine regions to visit this year. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTOS: DEUTSCHES WEININSTITUT (DWI), WWW.DEUTSCHEWEINE.DE

Are you a wine connoisseur that loves to know more about individual varieties, their history and how they grow? Or do you simply love the taste of wine? Either way, a trip to Germany’s many wine regions is well worth a visit. Not only can 40  |  Issue 83  |  February 2020

you look forward to beautiful scenery and lush natural surroundings, but you can also learn more about the art of winemaking, meet the hardworking people behind the finished product and… indulge, enjoy and learn about wine and other regional

culinary highlights. As many as 13 official wine-producing regions exist, so let’s take a look at our top-ten. 1) Mosel-Saar-Ruwer This region is probably the most famous wine producer in Germany. Often referred to as simply ‘Mosel’, the area impresses with some of the steepest vineyards in the world which make for great photo opportunities and nice hikes with breathtaking views across the surroundings. The area is known for its slate-laden soil and the great sunny weather which results in high levels of sugar in the