The grape harvest in Germany usually begins in mid-September. Depending on wine region, harvest dates can also vary.
The Oden- wald forest has an “island”, namely the Odenwald wine island. This is of course not a real island, but a small wine-growing region slightly separated from the rest of the Hessische Bergstraße around the town of Groß-Umstadt to the west of Darmstadt. Wine is cultivated here on a mere 62 hectares not far from the Hessian metropolis Frankfurt am Main which also has a vineyard, the Lohberg. However, this is firstly part of the Rheingau region, and secondly the Frank- furt people explicitly prefer a different kind of wine – that made from apples – called “Ebbelwoi”. More information about the German wine region of Hessische Bergstrasse at: www.bergstraesser-wein.deKategorie: English
The “Romantic Road” and the “Skywalk” run along the Saale-Unstrut Wine Route. Castles and palaces such as the Neuenburg and the Rudelsburg, important buildings like Naumburg Cathedral and mystical sites such as the place where the Sky Disk of Nebra was found tell of the cultural history of the country. Freyburg on the Unstrut is con- sidered the secret wine capital of the area. Every year on the second weekend in September, the largest wine festival of the region is held here. Exploring this wine-growing region and its wines, vineyards, wine taverns and seasonal vintners wine bars is a lot of fun as there is a well-developed network of cycle paths, walking tracks and waterways. The largest part of the region is located in the Saale-Unstrut-Triasland conservation area. More information about the German wine region of Saale-Unstrut at: www.natuerlich-saale-unstrut.deKategorie: English
What the bocksbeutel is to the Franconians, the club-shaped bottle is to the Saxons. This peculiar bottle which resembles a bowling pin was inven- ted in 1931 in the former Weinbau-Versuchs- und Lehranstalt Hoflößnitz (viticulture research and teaching institute) near Dresden. With its museum, wine bar and vineyard Hoflößnitz is still a centre of Saxon wine culture worth visiting. More information about the German wine region of Sachsen at: www.weinbauverband-sachsen.deKategorie: English