Three Days in the Rhine River Valley – Day 1


GrapeRadio Host Brian Clark spends three days in Germany’s Rhine River Valley. This media/press trip was sponsored by the German Wine Institute and the European Union for its Destination Riesling program.

Join him as he travels to some of the most popular wine destinations in the Rheinhessen, Nahe and the Rheingau Regions.

Day One Itinerary: (The Rheinhessen and Nahe Regions)

Weingut KF Groebe (Hosted by Friedrich Groebe):
Weingut Wittman (Hosted by Philipp Wittman):
Weingut Strub (Hosted by Walter Strub): www.strub-nierstein.dea>
Reh-Kenderman (Hosted by Dr Roman Barvulsky):
Weingut Tesch (Hosted by Martin Tesch):

For more info on:

German Wine Institute:
Wines of Germany:

Fellow Journalist on the Press Tour:

Michael Cervin:
Gregory McCluney:
Becky Sue Epstein:
Marissa D’Vari:

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Philipp Wittman (center – top) discusses his vineyards

Entrance to Weingut Wittman

Walter Strub of Weingut Strub takes us on a tour of his rare red soil vineyard.

Volkmar Stöckmann (left), Dr Roman Barvulsky, and wine maker Philipp Maurer discuss their wines

Journalist Michael Cervin (left) and Gregory McCluney discuss with Martin Tesch his dry wine philosophy

The linup of Weingut Tesch including his famous Riesling Unplugged

Our beautiful view at dinner. Vineyards occupy almost every slope in the area.

6 Responses to “Three Days in the Rhine River Valley – Day 1”

  1. 1 Hal Sep 19th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I’m looking forward to listening to the podcast, but haven’t had time yet.

    But the river is Nahe, not Naha.

  2. 2 GrapeRadio Bunch Sep 19th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks for the heads up. It is fixed!

  3. 3 Mary H.C. Oct 23rd, 2008 at 6:38 am

    My husband listened to all the podcasts on the German Riesling trip as we are very interested in going there ourselves. You mentioned a book, “Riesling”, which I have tried to find, but so far have only found “Riesling Renaissance” by Mitchell Beazley Drink. Can you give any more information about the book? Thanks.

  4. 4 GrapeRadio Bunch Oct 25th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    The book is called “Riesling – the full diversity of the world’s noblest vine” By:

    Christina Fischer and Ingo Swoboda
    Hallwag Verlag, Munich 2007
    192 pages, ca. 200 photos
    Format: 18.5 x 24.2 cm
    Hardcover with dust jacket
    ISBN 978-3-8338-0986-6

    The publisher has not finalized distribution agreements in European and overseas markets for the English-language edition of this book. Copies are available from the German Wine Institute in Mainz, Germany. Please contact Sabine Stock for details:

    Good luck – Brian

  5. 5 Trevor McCallin Oct 19th, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Thanks for the great pictures! I have been growing wine in the region over the past 30 years, a fantastic olace to visit!


  6. 6 Online wine store Feb 26th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks very nice share Rhine River Valley… I follow your site constantly … important issues … Congratulations … I entered this site by chance.I will eagerly look forward to your next update.

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