The Best Vineyards in the Middle Rhine Region, Germany

Vineyards in the Middle Rine
Vineyards in the Middle Rine |  © Free-Photos/Pixabay
Marion Kutter

There are a handful of good reasons to visit the Middle Rhine Valley – one of them being the steep vine-clad hillsides that spawn some of Germany’s finest Rieslings. Here’s a selection of five of the best vineyards in the region.

1. Weingut Toni Jost


Experience from six generations of winemakers and the latest innovations have some influence on the excellent Rieslings and Pinot Noirs the Jost family produces. For 180 years, the Josts have cultivated white and red grapes on the steep slopes around the Bacharacher Hahn, a renowned vineyard with a 60 percent incline in the Middle Rhine Valley. As passionate as the family are about their profession, as welcoming are they towards their guests. They share the philosophy that tasting a new wine is an experience that benefits from having a connection to the area where the vines have grown and the people who produced it.

2. Weingut Matthias Müller


The history of this vineyard goes back 300 years and was originally part of a mixed farming business before focussing on winemaking entirely. In the late 1990s, Matthias and Marianne Müller took over the vineyard and have since expanded the operation from only four hectares to 17. The vines cover the steep hills along the Bopparder Hamm, the largest bend of the river Rhine. The work here is labour-intensive and most is done manually, but it’s rewarded with distinctive full-flavoured Rieslings. Their in-house wine bistro pairs white wines with local food.

3. Weingut Didinger


The Didinger vineyard is located in Osterpai on the right side of the Rhine and overlooking the vine-clad hills of the Bopparder Hamm. Earlier generations crossed the river by boat to maintain their vines on the slopes. Today, Jens Didinger and his wife look after five hectares (12 acres) of vineyards, 80 percent of which are used to grow Riesling grapes. On the remaining acres, the family cultivates Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Noir, and a few other varieties. Wines can be sampled in their small bar, which is a great spot to rest after a hike in the area.

4. Weingut Weingart

Wine Seller, German

The vineyard of Florian Weingart is known to produce Rieslings of the highest quality. On the hills of the Bopparter Hamm he grows Riesling, and small amounts of Pinot Noir. His award-winning wines are known to be complex and with relatively high levels of acidity. Florian Weingart is a perfectionist and dedicated to making high-quality wines. He has deliberately downsized his production to maintain the quality.

5. Weingut Ratzenberger


The vineyard is beautifully set in the middle of vines in Bacharach. The family’s main focus lies on producing dry and fruity Rieslings, but another of their passions is Sekt, or sparkling wine. Throughout the year, the Ratzenberger family participates in several events and festivals in the region. But you can also sample their wines during a tasting in their historic vaulted cellar. Guests can stay at their two apartments, which have stunning views over the vineyard.

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.?>

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Culture Trip Spring Sale

Save up to $1,100 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

Edit article