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4 Days Luxury Wine Tour in Rheingau

If you are a true wine lover and have always wanted to get to know one of the best German wine regions like the Rheingau, this wine trip is made for you. For four days, you will be visiting the most famous and the most beautiful wine-growing estates and cultural and historical highlights the Rheingau has to offer. Join us on our trip exploring the Riesling. We are looking forward to meeting you!

© Michael Leukel

We will collect you at Frankfurt airport and take you to your 5-star hotel “Nassauer Hof”, one of Germanys’ jewels when it comes to luxury hotels. It is located in the heart of Wiesbaden facing the glamorous Kurhaus Wiesbaden. This will be the starting point of your journeys throughout the Rheingau.

Your charming host Paola Sacco will welcome you at the hotel lobby and invite you to an aperitif followed by a lovely dinner at Kurhaus Wiesbadens’ very own restaurant “Käfer’s”, which is furnished with a collection of original items from Parisian restaurants and markets from all over France.

You will conclude the night at the Kurhaus Casino, one of Germanys’ oldest casinos and the place that inspired Fjodor Dostojewski to write his famous novel “The Gambler” in 1865 after indulging in his passion of playing roulette at the very same place.

© Schloss VAUX
© Stiftung Kloster Eberbach
Kloster Eberbach Eltville Rheingau Basilika Name der Rose Drehort© Stiftung Kloster Eberbach

You will start your day off with an abundant breakfast. A memorable day in Wiesbaden and the Rheingau lies ahead of you.

A tour bus will take us to the Schloss VAUX Winery in Eltville. Schloss VAUX is a fine Rheingau Sekt manufacturer and stands for uncompromising sparkling wine production with respect for tradition. All sparkling wines are produced in accordance with the traditional bottle fermentation method. Schloss VAUX has specialized in the production of premium sparkling wines from superior Rheingau Burgundy and Riesling grapes. Rheingau vineyard (“Lagen”) Sekte are the unique specialty of Schloss VAUX.

A guided tour of the premises will give you the opportunity to see the wine cellars and give you a deep insight on the genesis of this sparkling pleasure. Subsequently you will enjoy a nice lunch in a restaurant in the Rheingau.

After lunch, our tour bus chauffeur will escort you on a journey along the river Rhine into the Rheingau, the most famous wine-growing area for Riesling. The Eberbach Abbey welcomes all its guests with open doors and an open heart, true to its slogan “porta patet, cor magis”.

In 1136, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux founded the Cistercian monastery. The spacious estate and its romantic and early gothic interiors were brought to public attention when it gave place to the filming of Umberto Ecos’ “The Name of the Rose” a few years ago. But the actual reason for Eberbachs’ world-wide recognition are the monks who cultivated wine for more than 700 years. During the Middle Ages, the Eberbach Abbey was the most prosperous wine-trading company of the world.

During a round with our competent and knowledgeable guide you will feel the unique atmosphere of the old venerable abbey and you will learn valuable information about the eventful history of the Cistercian order. Let the rooms of the monastery, reserved to those that are consecrated as choir monks, captivate you while you savour exquisite wines in the pleasant aura of candle light and the cool vault of the cabinet cellar.

The following stroll will lead us along the Bernard path to an important wine-growing domain owned by the state of Hesse, the wine-growing estate of the Eberbach Abbey. Its winery cellar “Steinberg cellar” is one of the most state-of-the-art wineries of Europe, it is integrated perfectly into the beautiful landscape and its vineyards and won an architectural award in 2010. Learn more about the extension of the Rheingau Rieslings at a guided tour of the Steinberg cellar.

After this memorable, eventful day we will conclude the night with a joint dinner at the traditional, down-to-earth restaurant “Klosterschänke”. Its interior is adorned with a historical cross-shaped vault and the restaurant serves Hessian cuisine.

© Charterliner, van de Lücht
© Michael Leukel
© Schloss Johannisberg

After your gourmet breakfast at hotel “Nassauer Hof” we will accompany you on your journey to Rüdesheim am Rhein with the yacht “Delphin”. Rüdesheim is one of the most popular and well-known cities of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley (also called Rhine Gorge) thanks to the “Drosselgasse”.

After a small stroll around the old city a cable car will take us high above to the Niederwald monument, which towers to a height of 38 metres. You will have a wonderful view on the Rheingau.

We will listen to our guide while hiking through the Niederwald landscape park which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley and which has been visited by famous guests such as Brentano, Goethe and Beethoven. After lunch in a slow food restaurant our tour bus chauffeur will then take us to our next destination: Schloss Johannisberg in Geisenheim.

In the middle of the Rheingau you will find the Benedictine monastery (founded ca. 1100) and castle “Schloss Johannisberg” (built between 1716-1725). It is the world’s oldest wine-growing estate for Riesling production. Since 817, there has been wine-growing on the mountain Johannisberg and from 1720 onwards it is exclusively dedicated to growing Riesling, like the world-famous “Schloss Johannisberger Riesling”.

In 1775, “Spätlese” (late harvest) was accidentally discovered and transformed into different types of wine of high quality like “Auslese” (selected harvest),  “Beerenauslese” (selected berries harvest), “Trockenbeerenauslese” (selected dried-berries harvest) and “Eiswein” (ice wine). These wines constituted the glory of Rheingau Rieslings. After 1816, the Princes of Metternich owned the castle and gave their name to the well-known premium sparkling wine.

Have a wonderful time reliving the history of Schloss Johannisberg at a guided tour and taste the selected wines in the historical Holzfass cellar (wooden cask) of the wine-growing estate.

We will have dinner at the nice “Gutsrestaurant” of Schloss Johannisberg with a wonderful view over the vineyards of the Rheingau.

© Wegeler
© Michael Leukel

After breakfast we will hop onto our tour bus and go to the manor house of the Geheimrat Julius Wegeler wine-growing estate in Oestrich-Winkel in the Rheingau, which was founded in 1882. We will take part in a wine tasting themed “Queen Riesling meets King Pinot Noir”.  The estate owns a remarkable number of “Grand Cru” vineyards and its sparkling Riesling “Geheimrat J” (2004 vintage) was awarded best sparkling wine world-wide in 2014. We will then savour a rustic but never-the-less fine wine-growers’ snack at the atmospheric manor house with delicious regional products.

This concludes our wine trip, which was filled with insights and outlooks and memorable impressions and after checking out of your hotel “Nassauer Hof” in Wiesbaden, we will take you to Frankfurt airport.

We are happy to assist you in case you want to prolong your stay at Wiesbaden and the Rheingau region.

Kurhaus Wiesbaden Casino, Konzert-und Kongress-Eventort

We will collect you at Frankfurt airport and take you to your 5-star hotel “Nassauer Hof”, one of Germanys’ jewels when it comes to luxury hotels. It is located in the heart of Wiesbaden facing the glamorous Kurhaus Wiesbaden. This will be the starting point of your journeys throughout the Rheingau.

We will welcome you at the hotel lobby and invite you to an aperitif followed by a lovely dinner at Kurhaus Wiesbadens’ very own restaurant “Käfer’s”, which is furnished with a collection of original items from Parisian restaurants and markets from all over France.

You will conclude the night at the Kurhaus Casino, one of Germanys’ oldest casinos and the place that inspired Fjodor Dostojewski to write his famous novel “The Gambler” in 1865 after indulging in his passion of playing roulette at the very same place.

You will start your day off with an abundant breakfast. A memorable day in Wiesbaden and the Rheingau lies ahead of you.

A tour bus will take us to the Henkell Winery, which is a representative classical winery built in Wiesbaden-Biebrich in 1904 by architect Paul Bonatz.

A guided tour of the premises will give you the opportunity to see the wine cellars of one of the most significant producers of sparkling wine in the world. It will give you a deep insight on the genesis of this sparkling pleasure. Let the prestigious rococo style marble halls impress you and see the astonishing 200,000 litre casks in wine cellars that extend over seven floors. Have a taste of exquisite varieties of sparkling wine at a tasting of Henkell products. Subsequently you will enjoy a nice lunch in a restaurant in the Rheingau.

After lunch, our tour bus chauffeur will escort you on a journey along the river Rhine into the Rheingau, the most famous wine-growing area for Riesling. The Eberbach Abbey welcomes all its guests with open doors and an open heart, true to its slogan “porta patet, cor magis”.

In 1136, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux founded the Cistercian monastery. The spacious estate and its romantic and early gothic interiors were brought to public attention when it gave place to the filming of Umberto Ecos’ “The Name of the Rose” a few years ago. But the actual reason for Eberbachs’ world-wide recognition are the monks who cultivated wine for more than 700 years. During the Middle Ages, the Eberbach Abbey was the most prosperous wine-trading company of the world.

During a round with our competent and knowledgeable guide you will feel the unique atmosphere of the old venerable abbey and you will learn valuable information about the eventful history of the Cistercian order. Let the rooms of the monastery, reserved to those that are consecrated as choir monks, captivate you while you savour exquisite wines in the pleasant aura of candle light and the cool vault of the cabinet cellar.

The following stroll will lead us along the Bernard path to an important wine-growing domain owned by the state of Hesse, the wine-growing estate of the Eberbach Abbey. Its winery cellar “Steinberg cellar” is one of the most state-of-the-art wineries of Europe, it is integrated perfectly into the beautiful landscape and its vineyards and won an architectural award in 2010. Learn more about the extension of the Rheingau Rieslings at a guided tour of the Steinberg cellar.

After this memorable, eventful day we will conclude the night with a joint dinner at the traditional, down-to-earth restaurant “Klosterschänke”. Its interior is adorned with a historical cross-shaped vault and the restaurant serves Hessian cuisine.

©Weingut Schloss Johannisberg

After your gourmet breakfast at hotel “Nassauer Hof” we will accompany you on your journey to Rüdesheim am Rhein with the yacht “Delphin”. Rüdesheim is one of the most popular and well-known cities of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley (also called Rhine Gorge) thanks to the “Drosselgasse”. 

After a small stroll around the old city a cable car will take us high above to the Niederwald monument, which towers to a height of 38 metres. You will have a wonderful view on the Rheingau. 

We will listen to our guide while hiking through the Niederwald landscape park which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley and which has been visited by famous guests such as Brentano, Goethe and Beethoven. After lunch in a slow food restaurant our tour bus chauffeur will then take us to our next destination: Schloss Johannisberg in Geisenheim.

In the middle of the Rheingau you will find the Benedictine monastery (founded ca. 1100) and castle “Schloss Johannisberg” (built between 1716-1725). It is the world’s oldest wine-growing estate for Riesling production. Since 817, there has been wine-growing on the mountain Johannisberg and from 1720 onwards it is exclusively dedicated to growing Riesling, like the world-famous “Schloss Johannisberger Riesling”. 

In 1775, “Spätlese” (late harvest) was accidentally discovered and transformed into different types of wine of high quality like “Auslese” (selected harvest),  “Beerenauslese” (selected berries harvest), “Trockenbeerenauslese” (selected dried-berries harvest) and “Eiswein” (ice wine). These wines constituted the glory of Rheingau Rieslings. After 1816, the Princes of Metternich owned the castle and gave their name to the well-known premium sparkling wine.

Have a wonderful time reliving the history of Schloss Johannisberg at a guided tour and taste the selected wines in the historical Holzfass cellar (wooden cask) of the wine-growing estate. 

We will have dinner at the nice “Gutsrestaurant” of Schloss Johannisberg with a wonderful view over the vineyards of the Rheingau.

After breakfast we will hop onto our tour bus and go to the manor house of the Geheimrat Julius Wegeler wine-growing estate in Oestrich-Winkel in the Rheingau, which was founded in 1882. We will take part in a wine tasting themed “Queen Riesling meets King Pinot Noir”.  The estate owns a remarkable number of “Grand Cru” vineyards and its sparkling Riesling “Geheimrat J” (2004 vintage) was awarded best sparkling wine world-wide in 2014. We will then savour a rustic but never-the-less fine wine-growers’ snack at the atmospheric manor house with delicious regional products.

This concludes our wine trip, which was filled with insights and outlooks and memorable impressions and after checking out of your hotel “Nassauer Hof” in Wiesbaden, we will take you to Frankfurt airport.

We are happy to assist you in case you want to prolong your stay at Wiesbaden and the Rheingau region.

Kurhaus Wiesbaden Casino, Konzert-und Kongress-Eventort

We will collect you at Frankfurt airport and take you to your 5-star hotel “Nassauer Hof”, one of Germanys’ jewels when it comes to luxury hotels. It is located in the heart of Wiesbaden facing the glamorous Kurhaus Wiesbaden. This will be the starting point of your journeys throughout the Rheingau.

We will welcome you at the hotel lobby and invite you to an aperitif followed by a lovely dinner at Kurhaus Wiesbadens’ very own restaurant “Käfer’s”, which is furnished with a collection of original items from Parisian restaurants and markets from all over France.

You will conclude the night at the Kurhaus Casino, one of Germanys’ oldest casinos and the place that inspired Fjodor Dostojewski to write his famous novel “The Gambler” in 1865 after indulging in his passion of playing roulette at the very same place.

Schloss Vaux Eltville Riesling Sektmanufaktur im Rheingau

You will start your day off with an abundant breakfast. A memorable day in the Rheingau lies ahead of you.

A tour bus will take us to the Schloss VAUX Winery in Eltville. Schloss VAUX is a fine Rheingau Sekt manufacturer and stands for uncompromising sparkling wine production with respect for tradition. All sparkling wines are produced in accordance with the traditional bottle fermentation method. Schloss VAUX has specialized in the production of premium sparkling wines from superior Rheingau Burgundy and Riesling grapes. Rheingau vineyard (“Lagen”) Sekte are the unique specialty of Schloss VAUX.

A guided tour of the premises will give you the opportunity to see the wine cellars and give you a deep insight on the genesis of this sparkling pleasure. Subsequently you will enjoy a nice lunch in a restaurant in the Rheingau.

After lunch, our tour bus chauffeur will escort you on a journey along the river Rhine into the Rheingau, the most famous wine-growing area for Riesling. The Eberbach Abbey welcomes all its guests with open doors and an open heart, true to its slogan “porta patet, cor magis”.

In 1136, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux founded the Cistercian monastery. The spacious estate and its romantic and early gothic interiors were brought to public attention when it gave place to the filming of Umberto Ecos’ “The Name of the Rose” a few years ago. But the actual reason for Eberbachs’ world-wide recognition are the monks who cultivated wine for more than 700 years. During the Middle Ages, the Eberbach Abbey was the most prosperous wine-trading company of the world.

During a round with our competent and knowledgeable guide you will feel the unique atmosphere of the old venerable abbey and you will learn valuable information about the eventful history of the Cistercian order. Let the rooms of the monastery, reserved to those that are consecrated as choir monks, captivate you while you savour exquisite wines in the pleasant aura of candle light and the cool vault of the cabinet cellar.

The following stroll will lead us along the Bernard path to an important wine-growing domain owned by the state of Hesse, the wine-growing estate of the Eberbach Abbey. Its winery cellar “Steinberg cellar” is one of the most state-of-the-art wineries of Europe, it is integrated perfectly into the beautiful landscape and its vineyards and won an architectural award in 2010. Learn more about the extension of the Rheingau Rieslings at a guided tour of the Steinberg cellar.

After this memorable, eventful day we will conclude the night with a joint dinner at the traditional, down-to-earth restaurant “Klosterschänke”. Its interior is adorned with a historical cross-shaped vault and the restaurant serves Hessian cuisine.

©Weingut Schloss Johannisberg

After your gourmet breakfast at hotel “Nassauer Hof” we will accompany you on your journey to Rüdesheim am Rhein with the yacht “Delphin”. Rüdesheim is one of the most popular and well-known cities of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley (also called Rhine Gorge) thanks to the “Drosselgasse”.

After a small stroll around the old city a cable car will take us high above to the Niederwald monument, which towers to a height of 38 metres. You will have a wonderful view on the Rheingau.

We will listen to our guide while hiking through the Niederwald landscape park which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley and which has been visited by famous guests such as Brentano, Goethe and Beethoven. After lunch in a slow food restaurant our tour bus chauffeur will then take us to our next destination: Schloss Johannisberg in Geisenheim.

In the middle of the Rheingau you will find the Benedictine monastery (founded ca. 1100) and castle “Schloss Johannisberg” (built between 1716-1725). It is the world’s oldest wine-growing estate for Riesling production. Since 817, there has been wine-growing on the mountain Johannisberg and from 1720 onwards it is exclusively dedicated to growing Riesling, like the world-famous “Schloss Johannisberger Riesling”.

In 1775, “Spätlese” (late harvest) was accidentally discovered and transformed into different types of wine of high quality like “Auslese” (selected harvest),  “Beerenauslese” (selected berries harvest), “Trockenbeerenauslese” (selected dried-berries harvest) and “Eiswein” (ice wine). These wines constituted the glory of Rheingau Rieslings. After 1816, the Princes of Metternich owned the castle and gave their name to the well-known premium sparkling wine.

Have a wonderful time reliving the history of Schloss Johannisberg at a guided tour and taste the selected wines in the historical Holzfass cellar (wooden cask) of the wine-growing estate.

We will have dinner at the nice “Gutsrestaurant” of Schloss Johannisberg with a wonderful view over the vineyards of the Rheingau.

After breakfast we will hop onto our tour bus and go to the manor house of the Geheimrat Julius Wegeler wine-growing estate in Oestrich-Winkel in the Rheingau, which was founded in 1882. We will take part in a wine tasting themed “Queen Riesling meets King Pinot Noir”.  The estate owns a remarkable number of “Grand Cru” vineyards and its sparkling Riesling “Geheimrat J” (2004 vintage) was awarded best sparkling wine world-wide in 2014. We will then savour a rustic but never-the-less fine wine-growers’ snack at the atmospheric manor house with delicious regional products.

This concludes our wine trip, which was filled with insights and outlooks and memorable impressions and after checking out of your hotel “Nassauer Hof” in Wiesbaden, we will take you to Frankfurt airport.

We are happy to assist you in case you want to prolong your stay at Wiesbaden and the Rheingau region.