The beautiful wine growing region of Rheingau
The history of German wines began with the ancient Romans who conquered the region about 100 B.C. and started cultivating grapes soon thereafter. In the Middle-Ages the monastic orders established many of Germany’s finest vineyards and with their meticulous care of the vines and wines, set the standard for the high quality of German viticulture. The Church’s vineyards were divided up and sold to private owners and the states when Napoleon conquered the Rhine region in 1803 — yet the vineyards thrived and the fame of their wines continued. Since that period there has been constant progress and development towards the world class wines we see today.
GrapeRadio traveled to Germany to bring you the stories directly from the vineyards. This is a first in a multi part series “Tour of Germany”.
Today our guest is Ulrike Bam, of the German Wine Institute and Wine Maker Andreas Spreitzer of Weingut Spreitzer.
To find out more about todays guests:
Sponsor: Wine Away, The Red Wine Stain Remover: wineaway.com
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The Rheingau River Valley