Wine and Koblenz - these two components simply belong together. And have actually always done so. The Romans brought their vines to the Rhine and Moselle over 2,000 years ago. The two rivers developed into pulsating arteries of life: On the steep slate slopes, the vines soak up the lush sun and ripen into high-yielding and full-bodied grapes, from which many excellent wines are still produced today through traditional winemaking techniques.
Koblenz's unique cultural landscape, shaped by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and situated between the expanses of Hunsrück, Westerwald and Eifel, provides the perfect breeding ground for the noblest of beverages.
In Koblenz, around half a million vines are currently cultivated in the city area. The vineyard area covers around 40 hectares, almost 10 hectares of which are located on the Middle Rhine. The Koblenz Winegrowers' Association currently has 24 members and 11 full-time winegrowers in the city. Sparkling Rieslings thrive just as well around Deutsche Eck as strong Pinot Noirs or fruity Dornfelders.
Moselle wine and Koblenz
Viticulture on the Moselle
The Moselle is the largest steep slope vineyard in the world with 3,400 hectares and is considered one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe. The terraced vineyards that run along the river from France to Koblenz offer ideal conditions for growing top wines. The region is particularly famous for its fruity Riesling, which accounts for about 62 percent of the wine. The unique microclimate created by the reflective river and the heat-retaining slate rock contributes to the high quality of the wines. Year after year, the winemakers reward their demanding craftsmanship with the finest harmonious wines of the highest class.
Rhine wine and Koblenz
Winegrowing in the Middle Rhine
The Romans also brought viticulture to the Middle Rhine wine region. Here you can find ideal conditions for the growth of vines, thanks to steep vineyard slopes and rough rocky ridges. The soil is rich and diverse, consisting of slate, volcanic rock, loam and loess. However, the winegrowers* face great challenges, as the steeply terraced vineyards require extensive cultivation. The region is characterized by mighty castles and palaces along the Rhine Valley as well as picturesque villages with traditional Straußwirtschaften - an experience full of legendary Rhine romance. The Upper Middle Rhine Valley has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002 in recognition of this unique cultural landscape.
Experience the Weinstadt Koblenz
Wine culture in all its facets has always shaped Koblenz - its appearance as well as the lifestyle and cuisine of its residents and guests. It can be felt throughout the city and the region - the passion for the precious grape juice! Discover the fascinating wine culture of the region at the unique wine festivals that take place throughout the year. Immerse yourself in a world of enjoyment and appreciation for the noble drop while celebrating together with vintners* and locals from the Rhine and Moselle. Alternatively, you can take part in one of our many guided wine tours or taste our famous wines directly from the winemakers!
The wine experience Koblenz
Several times a year, the noble grape juice is celebrated in the cultural landscapes of the Rhine and Moselle: At the wine festivals in the surrounding towns and villages, you can experience pleasure, tradition and culinary delights in the company of open and friendly wine lovers and winegrowers.
Deepen your wine knowledge during a leisurely walk through the Koblenz Altstadt, during a guided tour through the sparkling wine museum or close to nature directly in the vineyard. During a visit to Weinstadt Koblenz, a guided wine tour is a must. Come along and get to know our city with a glass of wine in your hand!
Winegrowers on both the Rhine and the Moselle can demonstrate their outstanding skills and present the best from these famous wine-growing regions. Visitors can learn more about the work of the winemakers, discover special vineyards and enjoy a delightful wine tasting.
The Weindorf Koblenz was built in 1925 on the occasion of the Imperial Exhibition of German Wine. Originally built only for the duration of the exhibition, Weindorf soon became so popular that it was permanently preserved as a tourist attraction.
Öffnungszeiten Open guided tours In the season from April to October for individuals and small groups: Guided tour for last-minute visitors with 1 glass of sparkling wine: every Saturday , 5.00 p.m., duration approx. 1 hour, € 17.00 p.p