Pfalz

Rhineland-Palatinate

Germany's second largest wine-growing region (23,600 hectares) has undergone a particularly gratifying qualitative development over the past twenty years; hardly anywhere else is there such a high density of owner-managed wineries of excellent reputation. At the same time, all parts of the Pfalz have a strong identity; the Southern Pfalz from Schweigen-Rechtenbach on the border with Alsace, via Burrweiler, Birkweiler and Siebeldingen to Maikammer, is primarily known for Burgundy varieties, which naturally thrive on the limestone soils. On the slate and red sandstone, Riesling thrives above all. The most prestigious part of the Pfalz lies in the Mittelhaardt region, around the towns of Forst and Deidesheim. Here one Grand Cru follows the next in a very small area, and a good dozen historic wineries vouch for the highest quality. The grape variety is almost exclusively Riesling; in these soils it finds the ideal conditions to bring together refinement and fullness. Riesling also thrives north of Bad Dürkheim, in Ungstein, Laumersheim, Großkarlbach and Kallstadt. Along the limestone banks of this area, however, Pinot Noir also has great importance.
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Wineries in this region

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Weingut Friedrich Becker
Winery
Germany
Schweigen-Rechtenbach,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
5
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Weingut Knipser
Winery
Germany
Laumersheim,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
5
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Weingut Philipp Kuhn
Winery
Germany
Laumersheim,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
5
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Weingut von Winning
Winery
Germany
Deidesheim,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
5
Stars
Weingut A. Christmann
Winery
Germany
Neustadt-Gimmeldingen,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
5
Stars
Weingut Bergdolt Klostergut St. Lamprecht
Winery
Germany
Neustadt an der Weinstraße,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Bernhart
Winery
Germany
Schweigen-Rechtenbach,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Georg Mosbacher
Winery
Germany
Forst an der Weinstraße,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Herbert Meßmer
Winery
Germany
Burrweiler,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Jülg
Winery
Germany
Schweigen-Rechtenbach,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Kranz
Winery
Germany
Ilbesheim,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Münzberg
Winery
Germany
Landau-Godramstein,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Pfeffingen
Winery
Germany
Bad Dürkheim,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl
Winery
Germany
Deidesheim,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Theo Minges
Winery
Germany
Flemlingen,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Wageck Pfaffmann
Winery
Germany
Bissersheim,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Leiner
Winery
Germany
Ilbesheim,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Seckinger
Winery
Germany
Niederkirchen,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Rings
Winery
Germany
Freinsheim,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
4
Stars
Weingut Bremer
Winery
Germany
Zellertal,  Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
3
Stars
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