Wine Returns to Weinheim
By Christoph Raffelt
Entering Rheinhessen from elsewhere, it’s easy to become lost in the maze of similar-sounding towns. No less than eighteen of the 22 communities surrounding the old wine capital of Alzey end with the suffix “-heim.” Little wonder then that Weinheim fails to jump off the map.
Scratch the surface, however, and this district of Alzey provides a unique lens for understanding the evolution of viticulture in Rheinhessen: from hobby to full-time profession. It's the story of Weinheim—and wider Rheinhessen...
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