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 Two Itinerary: (The Nahe & Rheingau Regions)
Weingut Dönnhoff (Hosted by Hermann Dönnhoff): www.doennhoff.com
Weingut Jakob Schneider (Hosted Jakob Schneider): www.schneider-wein.com
Weingut Schloss Schönborn (Hosted by Peter Barth): www.schoenborn.de
Schloss Vollrads (Hosted by Dr Rowald Hepp): www.schlossvollrads.de
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Journalist Gregory McCluney (Left) Michael Cervin, Michael Schemmel (bottom, German Wine Institute), Peter Barth (Schonborn), Sherri Weiss Poall (Wines of Germany/RF Binder), Brian Clark, Becky Sue Epstein, Marissa D’Vari
Hermann Dönnhoff reviews his wines as Michael Schemmel looks on.
Hermann Dönnhoff explains his vineyard practices to the group
Harvest is only a week away as the grapes are reaching perfect maturity
The Naha region offers many steeps slopes near water – ideal for growing world class Riesling.
The beautiful entrance to the Weingut Jakob Schneider home and winery.
Jakob Schneider reviews his cellar. Use of old large oak casks is common in Riesling production.
Crossing the river between the Rheinhessen and Rheingau regions is required in this area. The bridge was destroyed during the WWII and never replaced.
Schloss Schöborn is located in a beautiful location above the Rhine
Old bottles like these (Schloss Schöborn) are common sight in many cellars. Riesling wines can be aged to great lenghts.
The entrance to Schloss Vollrad is very impressive. Schloss is German for “Castle”.
Schloss Vollrad has impressive grounds and structures including this formal courtyard.
Dr Rowald Hepp (Center) discusses his wines with Gregory McCluney and Becky Sue Epstein