The Mittelrhein offers dramatic views of steep slate cliffs crowned with medieval castles and riverbanks adorned with charming villages. The Upper Middle Rhine Valley was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2002. This area is also called “the Rhine Gorge.”
Major Town: Koblenz, Boppard, Oberwesel, Bacharach, Bingen
Collective Sites: 10
Individual Sites: 92
Vineyard Area: 470
– Long sun hours
– Optimal wind protection from hills
– The Rhine River acts as heat-reflecting surface, and the Rhine Valley enables mild airflow into the region
– Infrequent hard frosts
The clayish slate soil yields lively wines with a pronounced acidity.
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Situated between Bonn and Bingen and spanning 100km on both sides of the Rhine, the Mittelrhein vineyards are protected by steep stony hills and narrow valleys. It is a beautiful region of steep, terraced vineyards, lush landscapes, and rocky peaks.