Some of the finest red and white wines of Germany
Pfalz is the second largest and one of the most important wine producing region in Germany in western Germany with around 23,500 hectares of vineyards. Only Rheinhessen to its north produces more wine than Pflaz wine region. The region produces both red and white wines at the ratio of 2:3. The wines made from Riesling and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) grape varieties has gained international recognition as some of the finest wines in Germany that come from this region. Needlessly to say, Riesling is the most grown grape in the region followed by Dornfelder, Müller-Thurgau, Portugieser and Pinot Noir. Wine tourism contributes significantly to Pfalz’s economy and many tourists visit the wine trail of the region. This tourist trail was created in 1935 and it still draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the region each year. The Wurstmarkt, which is the largest wine festival in Germany happens every year in September in the town of Bad Dürkheim as well.