Hi guys, welcome to another #WineWednesday although for me it’s the end of a #WineWeek having returned from our wonderful trip to Gau Algesheim (GA for short)
This little town dates back to at least 766 and is situated within the state of Rhineland-Pfalz. GA is next door to Ingelheim and 20 mins drive from Mainz. It is however slap bang in the middle of wine country, with the state being the largest producer of wine in Germany. As you walk through the narrow streets of GA around every corner is a Wine producers, with the surrounding hills full of rows of vines. They are well known for many white varieties like Reisling, Wiess & Grauer Burgunder, Chardonnay and Bacchus. But also famed for reds like Spatburgunder, Dornfelder, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Regent. The region also produces excellent sparkling wine called Sekt
What I loved during our visit in addition to trying all these varieties and other variants of wines, beers, schnapps and even cognacs. They love to experiment with other fruits as well and especially in schnapps! In the picture is a Secco that tastes like strawberry wine, Secco is a sparkling wine but with less pressure / bubbles and hence no Champagne tax but high on taste albeit this one is on the sweeter side. Many of the wines can be on the sweeter side, so it’s best to ask for Trocken (dry) or Extra Trocken if you prefer dryer white, red or fizz. I did really enjoy the wines from Gerharz and as you can see from the second picture Peter and his team like to do a bit of cooking as well that has to be the biggest pepper mill I’ve ever seen!
I’ll discuss the beers and schnapps we tried in future posts, for now I’m on cold turkey maybe just in time for young Winefest in October when GA becomes a big festival to taste the various young wines! .
Eat>Sleep>DrinkWine>Repeat!!! (and that we did!) .
#wine #wein #weingott #winelover #gerharz . 🍾🍷🥂🍾🍷🥂🍾🍷🥂🍾🍷🥂🍾