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Bacchus, Romans and Vines

Roman wine stories and Rheingau wine culture

Quick Details

Meeting point: 65439 Flörsheim-Wicker, Taunusstraße 6 / corner Rathausstraße, Pension and Hofcafé “Tor zum Rheingau”

Directions: A66, exit No. 11 towards B519 to Hofheim am Taunus/Hofheim-Marxheim/Flörsheim-Weilbach. Continue on B40/B519 in the direction of Flörsheim/Flörsheim-Weilbach. Drive on the B40 through Weilbach to Wicker. By public transport: Flörsheim S-Bahn station, from there continue by bus or shared taxi to the stop Wicker/Alte Goldbornschule, Wicker/Tor zum Rheingau, Wicker/Quellenstraße, Wicker/Flörsheimer Straße. From there it is only a few minutes’ walk to the meeting point.

Included in the tour fee: Themed tour

The minimum number of participants is 4.

Additional dates, group dates or company events are available on request.

Please note that there is a handling fee for processing your booking and printing your ticket immediately as print@home.

Children 6-12 years

About the tour

Discoveries of burial mounds on the heights of the Rhine and fortresses near Kiedrich are attributed to the Celts as builders. Germanic peoples and Celts first came into contact with wine on a larger scale through the Romans. The Romans settled the area here for over four hundred years. They were excellent wine connoisseurs, exporters and incredibly active in their wine culture. The Rheingau wine culture is no less diverse and timelessly alive.

Curious people who have always wanted to know more about the first vines in the Rheingau, the development of winegrowing in this traditional and historic region and what the Romans had to do with it, have come to the right place on this tour.

On the circular walk, you will learn interesting and exciting facts about the Roman taste in wine, the Roman wine varieties, the cultivation of wine and the wine trade of the Romans and how they dealt with this historical drink in everyday life at the time.

The history of wine does not end with the Romans, but continues in all its diversity in the Rheingau. Walking in a wine region that has been alive for centuries, you will also learn more about Rheingau wine history, differences in taste, the influence and importance of terroir and much more on this tour.