Hessische Bergstrasse

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Hessische Bergstrasse

Hessische Bergstrasse er Tysklands mindste vinregion med 436 hektar vinareal. Vinmarkerne i regionen strækker sig hovedsageligt langs Rhinen ved de små udløbere af Odenwald. ’Kongen’ af regionen er Riesling, som udgør knap halvdelen af de dyrkede druer, og den klarer sig – på grund af den lange vækstsæson – særligt godt ved Bergstrassen. De resterende 53 % af vinarealet udgøres af en række forskellige sorter, fra Müller-Thurgau over Gewürztraminer til den sjældne Gelber Orleans. I de seneste år plantes i stigende grad rødvinssorter som Spätburgunder og Frühburgunder.


Hessische Bergstraße 

Overview Hessische Bergstrasse

Geographical location: Bordered by the Rhine on the west and the protective Oden Forest on the east, the Hessische Bergstrasse extends from Darmstadt to just north of Heidelberg. The region also boasts a small "island of wine" near Gross-Umstadt on the eastern outskirts of Frankfurt.

Major town(s): Bensheim, Heppenheim.

Climate: Ample sunshine and sufficient precipitation for vines to thrive.

Soil types: The soils are varied, ranging (north to south) from porphyry-quartz to weathered granite to sand and loess-loam. 

Vineyard area (2003): 444 ha / 1,097 acres · 2 districts · 3 collective vineyard sites · 20+ individual sites

Grape varieties [white 84% · red 16%] (2003): Riesling (50.6%), Müller-Thurgau (9.2%), Grauburgunder (8.3%) as well as Silvaner, Spätburgunder, Kerner and Weissburgunder.

Marketing: Well over half of the region's wine-growers deliver their grapes to the regional cooperative cellars in Heppenheim. The State Wine Domain in Bensheim is the region's largest vineyard owner. Given the small size of the region, Bergstrasse wines are scarce and almost without exception consumed locally.

Signposted routes through wine country: The route B-3 (driving) traverses the length of the Bergstrasse. The Bergsträsser Weinlagenweg (hiking) is a marked path through the vineyards from Zwingenberg to Heppenheim.

Hessische Bergstraße 

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Hessische Bergstraße 

Weinbauverband Hessische Bergstraße e.V.

Kettelerstraße 29
64646 Heppenheim

Tel: +49 6252 7 56 54
Fax: +49 6252 78 82 56

www.bergstraesser-wein.de
info[at]bergstraesser-wein(dot)de