Delicious Regional Varieties Mark SouthWest Germany’s Two Scenic Wine Roads along with Charming Villages, Museums and Wine-Making Stops
The two wine regions in the state of Baden-Württemberg, or SouthWest Germany, are a pleasant surprise for travelers who may associate Germany with beer instead of wine. The wine history in SouthWest Germany dates back to the Roman times and the two large wine regions, Baden and Württemberg, are known for tasty staples, such as the red Trollingers and Lembergers and wonderful Rieslings. Running north-south, the Baden Wine Road is 100 miles long starting in Baden-Baden and passing Kaiserstuhl, the low mountain region, ending in Weil am Rhein on the border with Switzerland. The road curves through beautiful landscapes and has many marked stops at wine taverns along the way. In and around the capital city of Stuttgart, the Württemberg wine road spans 318 miles starting in Weikersheim. It twists through picturesque valleys to Heilbronn. In Stuttgart you can stop at the Museum of Viniculture and learn more about the history of wine in the region. Follow the Württemberg road farther down to the Neckar River Valley and end in Metzingen. On both roads, stop at inns along the way, sample wines from local grape varieties and meet the locals who love their wine as much as you will. SouthWest Germany is fortunate to have these two beautiful wine regions where wine is embedded in the culture and history of their regions.
Courtesy State Tourist Board Baden-Württemberg