(kus) Joining forces: Under this motto, Frankfurt's Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann and the President of the Rheingau Winegrowers' Association, Peter Seyffardt, undertook an informative tour of the Rheingau Wine Market in the Freßgass, which started on Wednesday, September 6. They were accompanied by Thomas Feda, Managing Director of Tourismus+Congress GmbH, as well as the Rheingau Wine Queen Stephanie Kopietz.
"Viticulture has been shaping the cultural and natural landscape of Frankfurt-Rhine-Main for many centuries. The Rheingau Riesling is one of the best wines of its kind and that is something to be proud of," Peter Feldmann is pleased about the good reputation that the Rheingau wine-growing region enjoys worldwide.
With Frankfurt's Lohrberg, the easternmost part of the Rheingau extends into the city. On the 1.3 hectare vineyard, grapes are harvested exclusively for up to 10,000 bottles of the best Riesling each year. Moreover, in order to market Frankfurt as a wine city, the Tourismus+Congress GmbH crowned a Frankfurt wine queen for the first time in January of this year. To mark the occasion, the Frankfurt city winery, under its tenant Armin Rupp, created a "Frankfurt Coronation Wine" especially for the occasion, which was officially presented to the public and is exclusively served at the wine market.
The Rheingau wine market as a presentation platform of the wines and sparkling wines of the region took place for the first time in 1978 on the Freßgass and since then has lost nothing of its unique ambience as a wine village in the shadow of the skyline.
The marketing of Frankfurt-Rhine-Main as a wine region with a focus on the Rheingau as well as further profiling of the region as a "brand" for connoisseurs and those seeking relaxation in the unique natural landscape can only be led to success together.
"For 39 years, the Rheingau Wine Market in Frankfurt has linked the Main metropolis with its wine-growing region, the Rheingau. This year, for the first time again, the wines of the Frankfurter winery can be tasted at the wine mile," said Peter Seyffardt, President of the Rheingau Winegrowers' Association.
Until Friday, 8. September, all Frankfurt residents and guests can enjoy a culinary piece of the Rheingau in the city