Darmstädter Weinfest

Wine festival with tradition

What few people know: Where the Artists' Colony Mathildenhöhe stands today, wine was grown for centuries. Darmstadt in southern Hesse, now an internationally renowned centre for science and art, has been surrounded by vineyards since the Middle Ages at the latest. A very special tribute to the wine-growing tradition, which is now being revived in the city, is the Darmstadt Wine Festival, which has been taking place for almost 40 years.

 

From Thursday 29. August to Sunday 1. September 2024, various wine and gastronomy stands invite visitors to take a culinary stroll, taste, enjoy and linger in Wilhelminenstraße.

Numerous wineries from Hessian wine-growing regions such as the Bergstrasse and the Rheingau, from Rheinhessen and the Palatinate will present their fine wines at the stands. Among them are many family-run businesses as well as vintners who have specialised in organic viticulture or grow special grape varieties.

 

Opening hours of the wine festival:

Thursday to Saturday: 12 noon to midnight

Sunday: 12 noon to 9 pm

 

 

Sunday shopping

On the occasion of the Darmstadt Wine Festival, the shops in the city centre will be open for shopping on Sunday (1.9.) from 1 to 6 pm.

Red Riesling

Did you know that there is "Red Riesling" at the Bergstraße? The Riesling-grape in its original version had a reddish skin. Only in the course of time did it become brighter.But there is a winegrowing area in Germany where the tradition is kept alive: this is the Hessische Bergstraße. Almost ten wineries are there, which still today - and even strengthened again! - cultivate and offer Red Riesling. For more information, please visit the website "Home of Red Riesling".

Winegrowers and food stalls at the Darmstadt Wine Festival 2024

Weingut Münzenberger

Weingut Münzenberger

Wine Stories from the Zornheimer Berg

Two generations with common goals and with a great love for wine, the Rhine-Hessian landscape and nature.

Flammkuchen

Flammkuchen

A delicious tarte flambée goes perfectly with a good glass of wine!

Churros

Delicious churros, a Spanish speciality.

 

 

Vegetarian offer:

For detailed questions, please contact the stand staff directly.

Weingut Lucius

Weingut Lucius

The love of nature, the highest demands and a special awareness of quality are the basis for our actions.

 

In addition to a range of specialities, such as liqueur or secco, we produce white, rosé and red wines from our own land. We pay attention to single-variety and well-matured grapes, which create the basis for the high quality of the end product wine.

 

See for yourself - we look forward to your visit.

Weingut Kampf

Weingut Kampf

For seven generations, the Kampf family has stood for agriculture and viticulture in Flonheim, the gateway to Rheinhessen Switzerland.

Weingut Jakobshof

Weingut Jakobshof

The Jakobshof winery is located between Mainz and Worms in the middle of beautiful, sunny Rheinhessen, Germany's largest wine-growing region.

 

It has been family-owned for over 200 years and is now being successfully managed by the 9th generation.

 

With our wines, we always want to produce a little bit of quality of life - not only for wine connoisseurs and lovers.

 

See for yourself that Rheinhessen wine is the most drunk wine in Germany for good reason.

Weingut Schnabel

Weingut Schnabel

Our family winery is located in the heart of Rheinhessen in the cosy wine village of Gau-Bickelheim.

Family business through and through - three generations and three families look after the vines with passion.

We cultivate about 20ha of vineyards, mostly on the southern slopes of the Wißberg.

 

In 2021, we converted the entire cultivation to organic methods. The conversion to organic viticulture means a rethink in all areas of work, but also more closeness to nature.

Köhler Langos King

Köhler Langos King

Langos, the Hungarian speciality, with various toppings.

Weingut Edling

Weingut Edling

Our family has been growing grapes on the Roßberg in Roßdorf for 70 years. Tradition and experience have created the basis for first-class wines. Tradition means neither regression nor entrenched strategies, but rather an obligation to be innovative, to break new ground in order to achieve the best together with nature. In order to continue our quality philosophy, we have invested in the future and built a new wine cellar.

 

We love our wines and we live for them. The manageable size of our winery, which we manage in the 3rd and 4th generation, meets our quality standards. Good wines require manual labour. Everything we do is done consciously and carefully, from pruning in winter to harvesting in autumn.

 

Experience wine culture, understand modern cellar management. We practise viticulture according to traditional methods and modern know-how. Quality instead of quantity, careful harvesting by hand, concentration, fruit and elegance.

Weingut Bretz

Weingut Bretz

The Bretz family's winery has been in existence since 1721, which means that they have already celebrated their 300th anniversary. During this time, 10 generations have built up the winery and successfully passed on the wine gene. Today it is run by the ninth generation of Horst, Heike and Harald Bretz. The winery offers an exciting range of wines, from typical Rhine-Hessian varieties to international highlights. In 2020/2021, the Bretz family received the DLG's "Winemaker of the Year" award for the second time since 2013/2014.

Reibekuchen Roscher

Reibekuchen Roscher

Roscher offers delicious potato pancakes, as a snack or for the big appetite.

 

The eighth-generation family business offers potato pancakes made from fresh potatoes every day in proven quality.

 

 

Vegetarian offer:

The potato pancakes are baked in vegetable fat. They are served with apple sauce or garlic sauce (made from crème fraiche).

 

For detailed questions, please contact the stand staff directly.

Roie's fish hut

Roie's fish hut

Roie's offers Hamburg fish specialities

Weingut Abteihof St. Nicolaus

Weingut Abteihof St. Nicolaus

We are a family-run winery in the sixth generation, located in Johannisberg in the Rheingau.

 

Our vineyards are planted with the grape varieties Riesling, Pinot Noir, Müller-Thurgau and Chardonnay.

We cultivate our vineyards in an environmentally friendly manner and in accordance with the requirements of the water protection zones.

 

We are responsible for all processes ourselves - from plant protection, harvesting and ageing to bottling and despatching the wine. This means that we have all work processes under our control and can therefore guarantee the high quality of our wines.

Weingut Marco Pfennig

Weingut Marco Pfennig

As a small family business, we have loved and lived viticulture for four generations.

 

With a lot of passion we press top wines for you, which grow in the top vineyards of the Wißberg.

 

We work a large part of our 90,000 vines by hand, so that you can enjoy a piece Rheinhesse in every glass of wine.

Hausmann's Schwenkgrill

Hausmann's Schwenkgrill

Delicious food from the grill directly at Luisenplatz.

Grupe's Crêpes Stand

Grupe's Crêpes Stand

Sweet and savoury crêpes.

Hill`s Weinhütte

Hill`s Weinhütte

The best wines from our own cultivation in Rheinhessen, refined into delicious mulled wine according to an old family recipe.

All our wines are vegan and we do not use any artificial flavourings for our mulled wine. We consciously rely, quite traditionally, exclusively on the taste of natural spices.

 

Insider tip: From February to November, you can find us with our delicious wines at the weekly market in Darmstadt. Every Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm!

 

 

Vegan offer:

All wines are vegan.

 

For detailed questions, please contact the stand staff directly.

Traber´s Flammlachs

Traber´s Flammlachs

Flaming salmon - in a roll, with salad, various sauces - grilled directly on site.

vinum autmundis – Die Odenwälder Winzergenossenschaft eG

vinum autmundis – Die Odenwälder Winzergenossenschaft eG

vinum autmundis stands for winegrowing tradition since Roman times, deep roots in the region and a passion for good wine.

 

Today, the Odenwälder Winzergenossenschaft is the largest winegrowing company in the Umstadt area and cultivates about 75 ha with its approximately 100 members.

 

Due to the special diversity of the soil, a variety of grape varieties thrive on the Odenwald wine island. The classic grape varieties such as Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are joined by new varieties such as the PIWI's Cabernet Blanc, Regent and Johanniter, as well as the trendy Sauvignon Blanc and the rediscovered Roter Riesling.

We warmly welcome you to vinum autmundis on the Odenwald wine island - because islands are always special.

Karl Kulick Weine

Karl Kulick Weine

Karl Kulick Weinhandel on sale: wine and sparkling wine from Bergsträsser Winzer eG Heppenheim

Löw's Zwiebelkuchen & Flammkuchen

Löw's Zwiebelkuchen & Flammkuchen

Our onion tart is made according to a traditional family recipe. We also offer tarte flambée

- Alsatian style with onions & bacon

- Greek style with pepperoni & white cheese

- Nordic style with salmon & prawns

 

Wine sticks, Winzerknorzen, pretzels and Federweisser round off our range.

Die Apfelhütte

Die Apfelhütte

Enjoy delicious handmade cheese or apple sausages with homemade apple and onion chutney, as well as tasty apple wine at the Apfelhütte. All specialities are produced regionally in the Odenwald. You are also welcome to book the Apfelhütte for your next private party or company celebration.

Holzofenspezialitäten Gretsch

Holzofenspezialitäten Gretsch

Tasty "dinnele" from the wood-fired oven.

Weingut Volker und Kai Saulheimer

Weingut Volker und Kai Saulheimer

We cultivate about 15 hectares of vineyards in Rheinhessen with all our heart. We give nature the opportunity to individually equip each vintage with its own nuances and finesses. Visit us in Zotzenheim - we are always happy to welcome you here where your wine grows. We would love to welcome you for a short holiday in our guest rooms, to our events or just for fun!

 

At the wine festival you will find us in the upper Wilhelminenstraße, in front of the L'Osteria.

 

Wines Hand with Heart

 

Your winegrowing family Saulheimer

Weingut Graf von Kanitz

Weingut Graf von Kanitz

VDP qualified vegan/ organic wines from Rheingau steep slopes at the highest level

 

 

Cashless payment possible at the stand.

Trinkwasserbrunnen am Weinfest

Trinkwasserbrunnen am Weinfest

There is a drinking fountain in the lower Wilhelminenstraße, near the city police station.

 

You can fill your own drinking bottles with water here free of charge.

Weingut Dorst

Weingut Dorst

Some vineyards have been in the Dorst family for over 100 years. Therefore, we know the climatic conditions of our vineyards from the FF. We value our nature more than ever and treat it with care for the sake of our children.

On lime marl, loess, clay marl and terra fusca soils, our grape varieties, 63% white and 37% red, grow excellently.

 

Situated at 220 metres above sea level, morning mist regularly hangs below our favoured vineyard sites. A resulting, slightly cooler climate makes us winners in times of climate change. Then the so-called cool climate is a blessing for our vineyards in and around Wörrstadt.

Weingut Faust

Weingut Faust

Siefersheim is located in the heart of Rheinhessen Switzerland, the triangle between Bad-Kreuznach, Alzey and Mainz. The varied hilly landscape with nature reserves, dry grassland and heather with rare flora and fauna.

 

We currently cultivate 5 hectares of vineyards. Our wines grow in the well-known Siefersheim vineyards Heerkretz, Höllberg, Martinsberg and Goldenes Horn.

 

Together we create our wines according to modern standards. This means that all our wines bear our individual signature.

Weingut Huf

Weingut Huf

The Huf winegrowing family is now the 4th generation to run the winery. Since 1991, vineyard care and winemaking have been carried out in accordance with the strict and controlled ECOVIN association guidelines. Winemaking is carried out by promoting natural biological processes using modern methods.

Bergsträßer Winzer eG

Bergsträßer Winzer eG

We invite you on an enjoyable journey of discovery along the Hessian and Baden Bergstrasse. Get to know our wines and sparkling wines.

 

Bergsträsser Winzer eG was founded in 1904 by 21 winegrowers. Today, our 360 winegrowing families cultivate around 260 hectares of vineyards along the entire Bergstrasse.

 

We thus not only connect the two growing regions of Hessische Bergstrasse and Baden, but also several generations of winegrowers.

 

The diversity of the sites with their different soils forms the terroir for our wines.

 

With a lot of love, manual work and passion, our winegrowers and cellar masters create a unique natural product: the Bergstrasse wine!

Roie's begian Fries

Roie's begian Fries

The fryers offer you delicious potato fries and a wide selection of dips as well as Belgian snacks such as frikandels.

Weingut Uwe Claß

Weingut Uwe Claß

Uwe Claß Winery from Vendersheim, Rheinhessen

Nungesser's Schlemmerhütte

Nungesser's Schlemmerhütte

Delicious grilled food is available at Nungesser's in the upper part of Wilhelminenstraße.

Weingut Ellbrück Gästehaus

Weingut Ellbrück Gästehaus

Our holiday-winery is idyllically situated amidst vineyards, directly on the Kraut- und Rübenradweg and the Mühlenwanderweg.

Our family has been dedicated to viticulture for generations. Both classic and modern grape varieties thrive on an area of 10 hectares.

Bioweingut Wagner

Bioweingut Wagner

The winery is located in the hilly region of Rheinhessen at the foot of the Kloppberg. At 293 metres, the Kloppberg is the highest elevation in southern Rheinhessen. At its feet are many other hills, where our vines also grow.

 

The different microclimatic conditions here allow for a wide range of grape varieties.

 

We grow the following grape varieties: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Weisser Burgunder, Grauer Burgunder, Chardonnay, Gelber Muskateller, Bacchus, Huxelrebe, Blauer Portugieser, Dornfelder, Spätburgunder, Saint Laurent, Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Rosenmuskateller.

 

Our region is one of the driest and warmest in Germany, which is why grapes like Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc ripen here.

 

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Weingut Grosch

Weingut Grosch

Our winery is located in Wallertheim, in the heart of Rheinhessen. A small winegrowing village with a lot of charm, surrounded by the hilly landscape of Rheinhessen. We have been running the family winery for generations. 18 hectares of vines are part of our everyday life as winegrowers and require constant care.

 

We enjoy working in nature and make no compromises when it comes to the quality and health of the grapes. Wine quality is our first priority, because making wine is much more than just a profession. It requires dedication, passion and fervour to turn the grapes of each vintage into perfect wines that delight our customers.

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Impressions: Darmstadt Wine Festival 2023