'Germany's Biggest Pop-Up Wine Bar' Opens First Weekend in July

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http://www.falstaff.com/en/nd/germanys-biggest-pop-up-wine-bar-opens-first-weekend-in-july/ 'Germany's Biggest Pop-Up Wine Bar' Opens First Weekend in July Maxime Herkunft, a wine producers' association in Rheinhessen near Frankfurt, will host the open air tasting across the north of the region next weekend. http://www.falstaff.com/fileadmin/_processed_/b/a/csm_Maxime-Herkunft-Banner-SCALED_a7ea671d9a.jpg

On the weekend of 2-3 July, 55 estates in the Maxime Herkunft movement in Rheinhessen will host a tasting across 14 tasting stations on a 50km route, connected by shuttle buses. Modelled on the successful annual wine tasting weekend events Mythos Mosel and Saar Riesling Sommer, this is the first event of its kind in Rheinhessen, Germany's largest winegrowing region.

Safe sipping

At each of the 14 tasting stations four or five wine estates will present their wines and visitors can expect to taste 350 wines in total. Shuttle buses will connect all the stations in 30-minute-intervals and will be easy to access from other public transport stations, making the wine tasting experience safe. The organisers promise scenic routes taking in “tree-lined avenues, historic villages, century-old wine estates, ancient parklands and modern architecture.”

Weingut-hopping

The event is billed as “weingut, i.e. wine estate-hopping” and takes place on the Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Weingut Braunewell will host a party on the Saturday night with food, music and wine. Tickets to the tasting, including the free transport, are priced at €30 for one day, €50 for the weekend (€60 including the party). The organisers call it "Germany's biggest pop-up wine bar."

Maxime Herkunft

The Maxime Herkunft association, meaning maximal provenance, was formed in 2017 and took its cue from the VDP, Germany’s elite association of wine estates. All of the 70 members use the three-tier-classification system for their wines, distinguishing between estate wine, village wine and single-site wine and thereby emphasising the provenance of the wines and the individuality of sites.

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