Many car enthusiasts
know the region of Wurttemberg because it is home to Mercedes
and Porsche, but the wines grown in the area in and around Stuttgart
are some of Germany's best kept secrets.
In Germany, famous for
the white wines it produces, Wurttemberg is the dark sister.
Some 70% of
the regions 28,300 acres are planted with red
grape varieties: Trollinger (Schiava or Vernatsch), Schwarzriesling
(Pinot Meunier), Lemberger (Blaufränkisch), and Spätburgunder
If you are about to leave -- turning up your nose
at the thought of German red wines -- stay a moment longer.
If you are
tasting wines that resemble vinegar when compared to the best
of the regions production ... you need to taste the better wines.
Yes, there are a great many wines that are not stars, but where
in the world is that not true? The top rated German reds can and
are competing with the best - and bringing home awards.
If traveling through the area, the wine school in Weisberg is the place to learn more about pioneering efforts to bring to full fruition the regional red Trollinger grape and bring German red wine to the level of world class.
Explore the sights, tastes and wines of this region and be open
to some wonderful surprises...
More information about Wurttemberg wines & wineries around the Web:
Wurttemberg Wine Guide - Read a great overview of area wine production, climate and grape varieties, then click on the list of wine regions to learn more.
Im Weinland Württemberg - Leider, nur auf Deutsch.
But if you do read German, this site is a good introduction to
the wines of Wurttemberg with maps of each section and plenty
of information on the grapes, vineyards and wines.