Wine information: What makes Nahe wine so special

"God lives in the Nahe region" (Marcus Hofschuster)

There is nothing like this anywhere else in the entire world: The soil of the Nahe holds a changeful geological development.

Every couple of metres, there is a different soil, which has a decisive influence on the wines. The Mainz basin meets the Rhenish slate mountains on the Nahe river, the Nahe uplands and the North Palatinate mountains. Prehistoric lake and river landscapes, volcanic eruptions, and a desert climate – the Nahe region has seen a lot and evokes its memory as an unparalleled terroir in its wines.

Sunny steep slopes and gentle hillsides characterise the 4,200 hectares of cultivated land in the wine region Nahe along the river and its tributaries. A mild, sunny and low-rainfall climate ensures high must weights and a moderate acidity structure. The winemakers' focus is on white grape varieties. Riesling is dominant, but Burgundy varieties and red grapes also ripen here under very favourable conditions. About 350 wineries are located in the Nahe region and market their excellent wines for the most part independently.

The history of winegrowing in the Nahe region goes back a long way: Historical wine glasses and vine knives from Roman villas bear witness to the enjoyment of wine thousands of years ago. They can still be seen today in the amazing Roman villa in Bad Kreuznach.

Fancy a Nahe wine at home? Here in the Weinland Nahe shop, you can find ever-changing promotional packages available to order.