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Rheinhessen (in English: Rhenish Hesse) refers to the part of the former Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt located west of the Rhine river and now part of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is a hilly countryside largely devoted to vineyards. Its larger towns include: Mainz, Worms, Bingen, Alzey, Nieder-Olm and Ingelheim. Many inhabitants commute to work in Mainz, Wiesbaden, or Frankfurt. The Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt came into existence in 1568, as the portion of George, youngest of the four sons of Landgrave Philipp of Hesse. ... At 1,320 kilometres (820 miles) and an average discharge of more than 2,000 cubic meters per second, the Rhine (German Rhein, French Rhin, Dutch Rijn, Romansch: Rein, Italian: Reno) is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe. ... The Rhenish Palatinate (Rheinpfalz, sometimes Lower Palatinate or Niederpfalz) occupies rather more than a quarter of the German Bundesland (federal state) of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) and contains the towns of Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Pirmasens, Landau and Speyer. ... Mainz (French: Mayence) is a city in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ... // Worms (pronounced ) is a city in the southwest of Germany. ... Bingen am Rhein, or Bingen, or Bingen on the Rhine is a modern-day city located at the junction of the rivers Rhine and Nahe in southwestern Germany near the city of Mainz. ... Alzey is a town of 18,111 inhabitants (2002) in Germany. ... Nieder-Olm is a village and a municipality in the district Mainz-Bingen, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Ingelheim am Rhein is the administrative centre of the Mainz-Bingen local government district, situated on the left bank of the Rhine within the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The town has approx. ... Mainz (French: Mayence) is a city in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ... Wiesbaden is a city in central Germany. ... Skyline of Frankfurt (help· info) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. ...


Rheinhessen is known for its wines, and is one of the 13 regulated production areas in Germany. Rheinhessen wines are produced primarily from white varieties such as Silvaner, Riesling, Kerner or Scheurebe. (Georg Scheu was the director of the state wine institute in Alzey.) Particularly near Ingelheim, a few red varieties are also grown, including Portugieser, Dornfelder, and the newly developed Regent. The best-known white wine area is the so-called Rhine Terrace near Oppenheim and Nierstein. German wine from Franken in the characteristic round bottles Many people think of Germany as a beer producing country, and the beers of Bavaria in particular are known very well internationally. ... Silvaner is a white wine grape variety. ... A Riesling vineyard on the Moselle River in Germany Riesling is a white grape variety and varietal appellation of wines grown historically in Alsace (France), Austria, Germany (see German wine), and northern Italy. ... Andreas Kerner (1786-1862), a lyric poet of the Swabian school Justinus (Andreas Christian) Kerner Karl Theodor Kerner Nena Kerner Otto Kerner Kerner Commissionm, named after Otto Kerner See also Körner (Koerner) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same... Scheurebe is a white wine grape variety created by Georg Scheu in Germany in 1916 as a cross between Silvaner and Riesling. ... Alzey is a town of 18,111 inhabitants (2002) in Germany. ... Ingelheim am Rhein is the administrative centre of the Mainz-Bingen local government district, situated on the left bank of the Rhine within the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The town has approx. ... Portugieser is a red wine grape variety found largely in Germany and Austria. ... Dornfelder is a red wine varietal that was bred in Weinsberg, Württemberg in 1955 in order to give German vintners a dark red grape that would grow well in German fields. ... // High public office A regent, from the Latin regens who reigns is anyone who acts as head of state, especially if not the monarch (who has higher titles). ... (Other Oppenheim is German town and Jewish surname. ... Nierstein-Oppenheim is a Verbandsgemeinde (collective municipality) in the district Mainz-Bingen (Rheinhessen) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ...


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Rheinhessen (384 words)
Rheinhessen is known as Germany’s largest wine producing region.
Nestled between rolling hills, bordered to the west by the Nahe River and to the northeast by the Rhine, it is a very fertile land.
The young, ambitious wine makers of Rheinhessen are known for their commitment to experiment with various grape varieties and production methods.
German Wine Guide: Rheinhessen (1393 words)
To the west the region is bordered by the Nahe and her vineyards, whereas to the north it is the westward flow of the Rhine that delimits the Rheinhessen vineyards from those of the Rheingau, on the other side of the river.
Rheinhessen has been a seat of viticulture for many centuries, like many other such regions the practice of growing grapes and fermenting them to produce wine originated at least with the Romans, if not earlier than that.
Rheinhessen also has the rather dubious honour of being considered the birthplace of Liebfraumilch, the seemingly ubiquitous German white wine which, as I discussed in my introduction, was probably originally derived from the wines of the Liebfrauenkirche (Milk of Our Church) vineyard near Worms.
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