Do you enjoy a good glass of wine? If you do, then you have come to the right place. West of the city of Wiesbaden, just off the highway that runs along the banks of the Rhine River is the 750-year-old wine village of Hallgarten. In 1989 three smaller cooperatives joined together and became what is today the Hallgartener Weinkeller eG, the largest wine cooperative in the Rheingau region of Germany.
With more than 3,000 hectares of grapes under cultivation, the Rheingau region is one of the world's most important wine producing areas. Located along the Rhine River where it makes a turn to the west to go around the Taunas Mountains, this distinct geographical orientation ensures that all the vineyards are located on grape-friendly, south-facing slopes. The slate-quartzite composition of the soil gives the wine an elegant, mineral-like character found nowhere else in Germany.
With its unique climate and geographical location, it is not surprising that the Rheingau is known as the cradle of the German wine industry. And, it is no small wonder that the sunny Rheingau region is home to the famous Rheingau Riesling grape and award-winning Riesling wines.
Next time you are in Hallgarten area, come and visit us. We would love to show you what makes our wine, and our region, so special.