Picturesque vineyards of the
Ortenau district in Baden.
Baden is the southernmost and the third largest of Germany's wine regions.
One of the longest and most scenic wine regions in the country, the vineyards are set in a 200-mile long strip between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River.
This area includes the upper Rhine, from the Swiss border to about Mannheim, and also part of the Neckar River and the shores of Lake Constance.
The nine districts which make up the Baden regions have many soil types and support many grape varieties. Although the Reisling plays a larger role in many other German wine producing areas, predominant grape varieties grown in the vineyards of Baden include the Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) followed by the Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) and Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc).
is just on the other side of the Rhine River, but the wines bear the flavor of the land, and the wines from the Baden region are unlike any other.
Specialties like the fiery red wines produced in the volcanic soil of Kaiserstuhl, for example, are unique to Baden.
More information about Baden wineries & vineyards around the Web:
Wines - Baden - Check out a great overview with information on the grapes and the terroir with more detailed statistics on wine production with map, pictures.
Neckartal -- A Pleasant Sunday Drive Along the Burgenstrasse
- While Tom Galvin's travelogue is not meant to be a wine oriented
site, you can hardly talk about a tour of the Neckar without wines
making an appearance. The site is well done and offers some nice
photography along with a few wine reviews and good suggestions
for where to stop and eat while you wander the area.