A jewel of wine culture between Darmstadt and Mannheim: the Hessische Bergstrasse is not one of the largest wine regions in Germany in terms of area - but it is one of the top addresses for excellent Riesling, soft Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc full of character.
The Hessische Bergstrasse - "This is where Germany starts to become Italy"
The wonderfully mild climate between the Rhine and the Odenwald prompted Emperor Joseph II to make this call when he traveled back to Vienna from his coronation in Frankfurt in 1764. Anyone exploring the Hessische Bergstrasse and its wine culture will come across a few large internationally renowned wineries and many winegrowers who produce wines in the smallest vineyards for their own consumption and for sale in the region. Find out more about Wine from Hessian Mountain Road