Rhinehessen is the largest wine-growing area in Germany.
The special characteristics of the Rhinehessen wines are the result of a combination of climate, soil, location and wine-grower.
Wine tourism, with an increasing number of overnight stays in the last few years, shows that there is an increased interest in this area. Various package tours on offer range from wine-tasting and wine seminars to wine cellar tours, covered wagon rides to organized cycle tours. All offer good opportunities to discover Alzey and the surrounding countryside during a short holiday under the title of "Wine and Relaxation".