Niersteiner Pettenthal
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Niersteiner Pettenthal

Boy's name? Toad migration? Rieslings of world fame!

A vineyard of world fame! As the name "Thal" (old German word for valley) suggests, this single vineyard site begins in the valley, directly by the river Rhein, and then climbs steeply up the "Roter Hang". This single vineyard site is the steepest section on "Roter Hang" - very valuable and extremely sought after by winegrowers. The cadastral name has existed since 1753. Where does the name come from? There are several interpretations. The most common variant would be the boy or family name Peter. It could also be derived from Pater, meaning monk. The vineyards were owned by the church for a long time. Or - as they say in Nierstein: "Petten" refers to toads that migrate to the springs and sump holes that emerge above. An indication of this is that an adjacent area is called "Stumpe Loch", which is probably derived from Sumpfloch. Whether ordinary boy's name or ordinary toad: the Rieslings, on the other hand, are not ordinary at all. They are mineral, expressive and capable of ageing. They grow on bare red clay sandstone and get plenty of sun all day long.

> Discover the single vineyard site by bike: https://www.rheinhessen.de/amiche-radweg
> More information about the vineyards of the "Roter Hang": https://roter-hang.de/roter-hang/weinlagen/

Niersteiner Pettenthal
Niersteiner Pettenthal
Niersteiner Pettenthal
Niersteiner Pettenthal
Niersteiner Pettenthal
Niersteiner Pettenthal
Niersteiner Pettenthal
Niersteiner Pettenthal
Niersteiner Pettenthal
Niersteiner Pettenthal

facts and figures

Vineyard: 30 hectare Community: Nierstein Sea level: 90-170 m Exposure: East to southeast
Region:
Nierstein
Region:
Rehbach
simple vineyard side:
Pettenthal
Boundary:
Nierstein

soil types

Rotliegend / Rigosol

Calcareous clay and fine sand deposits in the desert landscape of the top layer of red soil

Shallow to medium depth, lime-rich, stony, clayey loam soil, low storage capacity for soil water available to plants, calcareous, good heatability, moderate rootability

Herbal, delicately spicy, almost floral notes, mineral components, pronounced fruit aromas: peach, apricot, honeydew melon. Lively acidity, multifaceted, often very closed in youth, longevity

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Eva Vollmer wines

Eva Vollmer wines
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Winery Geschwister Schuch

Winery Geschwister Schuch
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Winery Carolin Spanier-Gillot & HO Spanier

Winery Carolin Spanier-Gillot & HO Spanier
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Winery Fritz Ekkehard Huff

Winery Huff
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Winery Strub

Winery J. & H.-A. Strub
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Louis Konstantin Guntrum

Weingut Louis Guntrum

The name Guntrum has stood for exceptional wines since 1648. Today Konstantin Guntrum and his wife Stephanie continue the tradition in the 11th generation and set new trends. In 1923 Louis Jean George Guntrum built the manor house in Nierstein. Located directly on the proud Rhine, it has since created a home and identity for family and wines. In the middle of Rheinhessen, Louis Guntrum produces authentic wines typical of the variety.

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Weingut Raddeck Nierstein

Weingut Raddeck

In the midst of the vineyards, on the edge of the Nierstein, with a magnificent view of Nierstein, the Red Slope and the Rhine, lies the winery of the Raddeck family. The winery has been residing on the edge of the Galgenberg since August 2009 and allows wine enthusiasts to enjoy the beauty of the landscape around Nierstein with their eyes and palate alike. The vineyard manages about 20 ha according to the guidelines of organic viticulture, about half of the vineyards are planted with red grapes and are semi-dry and dry.
In the modern designed, light-flooded rooms of the wine shop and the tasting room, which is used for wine tasting, culinary events but also for meetings, you can enjoy relaxed wine. In the lounge area of the vinotheque (space for about 15 people), the estate and premium wines can be tasted extensively with expert advice.
Diverse events enrich the offer: During the three-towers hike, which takes place every year on the 1st of May, the guests of the municipality of Nierstein can enjoy wine, light meals, coffee and cake on the large sun terrace in good weather. Culinary delights offer topics such as asparagus & wine, cheese & wine or suitable for autumn wild & wine. Guided group hikes through the vineyards complete the offer.
The tasting room and the outdoor terrace can each accommodate 100 people.

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Weingut Julianenhof

Weingut Julianenhof

Weingut Julianenhof
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Winery St. Antony

Winery St. Antony
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Winery Georg Gustav Huff

Winery Georg Gustav Huff
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Winery Eimermann - Domtalhof

Winery Eimermann - Domtalhof
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Winery Eckehart Gröhl

Winery Eckehart Gröhl
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Wein- und Sektkellerei Jakob Gerhardt_Kellermeister_Peter Zuschlag, © Wein- und Sektkellerei Jakob Gerhardt

Wein- und Sektkellerei Jakob Gerhardt Niersteiner Schloßkellereien GmbH

Wein- und Sektkellerei Jakob Gerhardt Niersteiner Schloßkellereien GmbH
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Louis Konstantin Guntrum

Weingut Louis Guntrum

The name Guntrum has stood for exceptional wines since 1648. Today Konstantin Guntrum and his wife Stephanie continue the tradition in the 11th generation and set new trends. In 1923 Louis Jean George Guntrum built the manor house in Nierstein. Located directly on the proud Rhine, it has since created a home and identity for family and wines. In the middle of Rheinhessen, Louis Guntrum produces authentic wines typical of the variety.

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Weingut Raddeck Nierstein

Weingut Raddeck

In the midst of the vineyards, on the edge of the Nierstein, with a magnificent view of Nierstein, the Red Slope and the Rhine, lies the winery of the Raddeck family. The winery has been residing on the edge of the Galgenberg since August 2009 and allows wine enthusiasts to enjoy the beauty of the landscape around Nierstein with their eyes and palate alike. The vineyard manages about 20 ha according to the guidelines of organic viticulture, about half of the vineyards are planted with red grapes and are semi-dry and dry.
In the modern designed, light-flooded rooms of the wine shop and the tasting room, which is used for wine tasting, culinary events but also for meetings, you can enjoy relaxed wine. In the lounge area of the vinotheque (space for about 15 people), the estate and premium wines can be tasted extensively with expert advice.
Diverse events enrich the offer: During the three-towers hike, which takes place every year on the 1st of May, the guests of the municipality of Nierstein can enjoy wine, light meals, coffee and cake on the large sun terrace in good weather. Culinary delights offer topics such as asparagus & wine, cheese & wine or suitable for autumn wild & wine. Guided group hikes through the vineyards complete the offer.
The tasting room and the outdoor terrace can each accommodate 100 people.

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Weingut Buhl

Operating mode: Gutsschänke
Cuisine: seasonal, regional, vegetarian, vegan, allergy friendly

Winegrowing has been a tradition of the Buhl family since 1775. In the large and seasonally decorated courtyard, 40 of the total of 100 seats are covered. The large vine, the pavilion and the beautiful view of trees and vine leaves invite you to linger. Petra Buhl, holistic nutritionist and organic wholefood chef, brings the finest food and house wines to the bar. Family Buhl are also sponsors and member of "Slow Food" Germany and Rheinhessen. Apartments are available.

Hot food: Opening times depend on order / reservation (possible at any time)
Main courses: 4,80 - 17,80 Euro
Open Rheinhessian wines: 13
Seats: inside 40 | outside 100 | closed society possible | separate room 40

Dates: see website

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Gehrings Weinwirtschaft

 

Operating mode: restaurant
Cuisine: seasonal, regional, vegetarian

Gehrings Weinwirtschaft in the vineyard Gehring is uniquely situated on a sunny hill overlooking the Rhine meadows to Mainhatten above the world famous wine village Nierstein. Back in September 2015, all are spoiled with delicious cold and warm delicacies from regional products and the matching Gehring wines. In the winter months, guests enjoy the lovingly prepared dishes by the roaring log fire and in the summer months under the shade of the trees.

Hot food: 17:00 - 21:00 (longer on request)
Main courses: 4.00 - 16.90
Open Rheinhessen wines: 15
Seats: inside 100 | outside 60 | closed society possible

Dates: 1 times a week Wine tasting see website

 

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Heise am Kranzberg

Gutsschänke Heise am Kranzberg

 

Operating mode: Gutsschänke
Cuisine: seasonal, regional, vegetarian, Rheinhessen tapas

Idyllically situated at the foot of the Red Slope, the winery Heise am Kranzberg with its stylish Gutsschänke offers its visitors an ideal opportunity to let their gaze wander over the Niersteiner vineyards and to enjoy their own wines. The winemaker likes to personally explain to the guests how these wines were grown and aged and lets them take a look into the cellar. When the weather is nice, two large terraces directly on the vineyards invite you to unwind. Matching the wine, there are fresh, regional dishes. Companies are possible by appointment with up to 80 people.

Annual holidays: see website
Hot food: Sat - Sun + Fe 17:30 - 21:00
Main courses: 7,50 - 15,00 Euro
Open Rheinhessen wines 29
Seats: inside 80 | outside 100 | closed society possible
Dates: "Wine meets ..." - Dates, further see website

 

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KLEIN´s VINUM

KLEIN´s VINUM

 

Operating mode: Gutsschänke
Cuisine: regional, vegetarian

KLEIN's VINUM finds guests in a 350-year-old homestead. There is a Gutsausschank with whistle, where they enjoy a regional, fresh cuisine with great refinements. In the cozy wine cellar you can stay and enjoy the wonderful wines to your heart's content. A Mediterranean ambience welcomes the gourmets in the summer months and invites you to relax. Here you can enjoy the Rhine Hessian way of life to the fullest and with all its facets.

Hot food: see opening times
Main courses: 6,00 - 14,00 Euro
Open Rheinhessen wines: 18


Seats: inside 60 | outside100 | sep. room 30

 

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Straußwirtschaft „Gustav Strub“

Straußwirtschaft „Gustav Strub“

 

Operating mode: ostrich management
Cuisine: seasonal, regional, vegetarian

Just let your mind wander! The idyllic Winzerhof in the old center invites you to do so. The ostrich industry is located at the bottom of the former Lutheran Church of St. Sophia. Visitors can enjoy the Rheinhessen lifestyle in a family atmosphere with their own wines and lovingly prepared, fresh food. Seasonally adjusted, weekly changing dishes, except de Reih 'offered. Whether in the shade of the walnut tree, in the former small horse stable or in the dining room - everyone will find their favorite spot here.

Hot food: see opening times
Main courses: 3,80 - 8,50 Euro
Open Rheinhessian wines: 17
Seats: inside 35 | outside 60 | sep. room 10

Dates: Winzerfest with live music 3. - 6. Aug, further see website

 

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Platen

PLATEN’s Restaurant & Wine-Lounge im Rhein-Hotel Nierstein

PLATEN’s Restaurant & Wine-Lounge im Rhein-Hotel Nierstein
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Am Heyl'schen Garten im Wein- & Parkhotel Nierstein

 

Type of service: restaurant.
Cuisine: seasonal, regional, vegetarian

The restaurant "Am Heyl'schen Garten" at the Best Western Wein- und Parkhotel Nierstein spoils not only with typical regional, but also with international cuisine, which fits in particularly well with the fabulous wines of the region. An Irish pub, a lobby bar and the summer terrace complete the gastronomic offer. The Best Western Wein- und Parkhotel Nierstein is in a prime location for leisure and business travelers. It offers a relaxed, pleasant atmosphere and is ideal for short breaks.

Hot food: see opening times
Main courses: 12,00- 26,00 Euro
Open Rheinhessen wines: 24
Seats: inside 60 | outside 80 | closed society possible | sep. room 200
Appointments: see website or request a culinary calendar

 


Open for lunch: Mon - Sun + Fe

 

 

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Roter Hang Blick Richtung Nierstein

Roter Hang

The red hillside is a wine growing area with special optics between Nierstein and Nackenheim. The former formation emerged over 280 million years ago because of a collapse of the rhine ditch between the basin of Mainz and the upper rhine ditch. Another special feature is the red ground which was also determining for the name. The colouring happened because of embedded iron compounds which emerged under the subtropic climate of another era. The substance of the ground is consists of clay and sandstone and in combination with the climate today the red hillside gives its grapes an extraordinary taste. Moreover the red stone is the youngest deposit of the Rotliegend period in the Saar- Nahe basin which is still preserved until today. The area is divided into seven individual layers: Orbel, Heiligenbaum, Ölberg, Hipping, Brudersberg, Pettenthal and Rothenberg. Mainly Riesling with really good quality is grown here. Furthermore diverse events are taking place at the red hillside because of its special qualities.


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Nierstein Martinskirche außen

Evangelische Martinskirche Nierstein

Evangelische Martinskirche Nierstein
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Aussichtspunkt Brudersberg "Schönste Weinsicht"

In 2012, the view from the Brudersberg in Nierstein was voted "Most Beautiful Wine View 2012" in Rheinhessen. In 2012, for the first time, the German Wine Institute (DWI) and the regional wine promotions awarded a "Most Beautiful Wine View 2012" in each of the 13 German wine-growing regions. These are vantage points that offer particularly spectacular views of the wine landscapes. From the Brudersberg, in good weather, you have an optimal distant view into the Hessian Ried all the way to Frankfurt (view direction east), further to the Taunus with the Großer Feldberg (view direction northeast) and in view direction southeast to the Rhine bend near Oppenheim to the Odenwald with the Melibokus. The Brudersberg itself is a popular port of call for hikers, cyclists and the countless guests who get to know Nierstein on a vineyard tour. The RheinTerrassenWeg between Worms and Mainz passes by here. In the midst of the vineyards "Oelberg", "Kranzberg", "Pettenthal", "Hipping" and "Spiegelberg", the "Brudersberg" is the prime piece on Nierstein's Red Slope. Its Rieslings are among the best in the world.

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Hiking on the "Red Hang" in Nierstein, © Michael Zellmer

RheinTerrassenWeg-stage Oppenheim - Nierstein - Nackenheim - Bodenheim

In Oppenheim, Katharinenkirche, Kellerlabyrinth and the ruin Landskrone provide a great start, before extended vineyards offer wonderful views. The Niersteiner marketplace is one of the most beautiful places in Rheinhessen with its ambience and is ideal for a break, before the climb to the Red Hang demands a bit of fitness. Rheinhessen's "most beautiful wine view on the Brudersberg" is worth the effort. Great views accompany the hiker to Nackenheim, with a beautiful view of the church of St. Gereon. The last part to Bodenheim is quickly mastered. The wine village is the Mecca for Strausswirtschaften and Gutsschänken in Rheinhessen.

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The Rhine Cycle Route in Rheinhessen, © Dominik Ketz

Rhine Cycle Route / Rheinhessen

With two daily stages, Rheinhessen is part of the 1,230-kilometer long-distance European cycle path. From Worms via Mainz to Bingen, these connect the regions of Palatinate and the Romantic Rhine. A pure river experience on over 90 kilometers of boating, alumni areas and last but not least the famous vineyards and vineyards of the Rheinterrasse make this the fascination. In Bingen, the Nahe Cycle Path connects.

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Amiche Cycle Route

A simple round-trip on a former railway line, from the Rhine to the hills of Rhenish Hesse. In the 19th century, when railways were becoming more established, there were also tracks linking Bodenheim and Alzey, and, on a different stretch, Nierstein and Köngernheim. It wasn’t long before the locals had given the railways the nicknames ‘Amiche’ and ‘Valentinche’.These tracks have been long since demolished and a pleasant cycle route, which also goes by the nickname ‘Amiche’, runs in their place.From your starting point at the Bodenheim railway station, the route initially takes you along the Rheinstraße through the older part of town and across the old ‘Mommenheimer Weg’ path over a hill to Harxheim. From here, the first stretch of the former railway runs through flat landscape along the low-level railway embankment for a total of 6.1 km.The incline on the way to Selzen is noticeable but manageable and, as you climb, you will be rewarded with a view of the eastern edge of Mommenheim. The route continues to follow the former railway line as it proceeds through Selzen but it has to make use of the (equally comfortable) cycle paths and farm tracks from there onwards, as the railway line is no longer passable between Hahnheim, Köngernheim and Friesenheim. From Friesenheim onwards, you are back on the railway line for a second time, this time for 7.5 km. This path takes you via Dexheim to the outskirts of Nierstein. To make your way back to your starting point in Bodenheim, which is 12 km away at this point, cross through the old centre of Nierstein and, from there, take the Rhine Cycle Route and then the Rhine Terrace Route.

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