When the German folk song is stating: »Be careful of the vintage« , that definitely is justified, as each vintage has different qualities. The vintage does not actually need to be given on the label, but it is common practice. Thanks to the differences given by nature (e.g. different maturity), each year has different qualities.
Registered association based in Mainz, abbreviation VDP. Identification mark for wines of members of the VDP since the year 1991 the VDP capsule with the "grape eagle". The statutes of the VDP contain strict quality criteria such as voluntary yield restrictions or higher than the prescribed minimum must weights. Integrated viticulture as a minimum standard. In Rheinhessen, the association currently has 16 member companies (VDP Rheinhessen).
Rheinhessen expression: »Wingertshaisjer« Stone buildings of varied design in the vineyards. Mostly from 18th or 19th Century. They offered the winemaker, his family, vineyard workers and grape harvesters protection from rain and sun and a served as a shelter during lunch break. Occasionally, they were also built as romantic watchtower or as Biedermeier arbour. A curious rarity are the "Trulli", which are predominantly around Flonheim and Wendelsheim, and which can not be found in any other German wine growing area. In…
In Rheinhessen, there is aspecial culture of vineyard tours, that is offered bymany winemakers: A "Weinbergsrundfahrt". It is a driving wine tasting. The visitors sit on a covered wagon pulled by a tractor. While taking a tour through the vineyards, they enjoy the classic "Weck, Worscht and Woi" picnic and good Rheinhessen wines, while passing beautiful views and other attractions.