What happens when my favorite wine region pairs up with my favorite hotel group? I get excited and have to share my excitement with you!!
The Rheingau Wine region is just a short distance from Frankfurt. A 45 minute drive by car but you can also take the boat from Frankfurt up the Main River and onto the Rhine River or take a train enjoying the lush scenery and castles along the way. The spectacular green rolling hills with vines crawling up the steep inclines, quaint little villages and the mighty river Rhine – they all make for enchanting outings.
Of course most people come for the wine! The Rheingau region has approximately 3,125 hectares or 7,720 acres of vineyards and a higher proportion of Riesling – 78.8% – than any other German wine-growing region, with Spätburgunder Pinot noir making up most of the rest with 12.2%. The Rheingau Region spans 50 kilometers from end to end, and is dotted with picturesque wine villages along the way.
Jumeirah Frankfurt’s “Summer barbeque in the Rheingau” on 25th August 2013 offers a perfect way to discover the region, its food, wines and regional specialties all in the comfort and service quality that one can rightly expect from Jumeirah.
The Rheingau, a region of long-standing winemaking tradition and European history
In the Rheingau Region, winemaking started as early as 938. The region belonged to the Archbishopric of Mainz from then until 1806 and it shares a rich history with many religious orders. A (very) brief history of German wine can be found here.
A perfect example of this history is the nearby Cistercian Monastery of Eberbach Abbey, founded in 1136 and which had the largest vineyards in Europe throughout the Middle Ages and whose renowned wine production continues to this day. Because of its conservation and history, the Monastery was also chosen as the film set for Umberto Eco’s “The Name of the Rose”, filmed there with Sean Commery in 1985. Eberbach Abbey also continues to be one of the important venues for the Rheingau Music Festival. All within driving distance of Frankfurt.
However, if wine is not your pursuit, the many castles along the Rhine which can be visited, the well-marked hiking paths, horse-drawn carts, magic tunnels, historical monuments and sights, such as the famous Lorelei where you can hope to hear the songs of the sirens calling are equally inviting. All this and more makes this region, so close to Frankfurt, a very special place to visit especially for families with children seeking a glimpse of traditional German and European history.
During Jumeirah Frankfurt’s “Summer barbeque in the Rheingau” on 25th August 2013 event, an air-conditioned VIP bus takes you from the hotel in Frankfurt’s city center to the well known Spreitzer vineyard in Oestrich-Winkel, allowing you to enjoy the views and scenery and not worry about watching traffic.
Once at the vineyards you can discover the secrets of winemaking, while enjoying the delicious food cooked in the open air and beautiful setting by Jumeirah executive chef Martin Steiner and his team. Martin Steiner, a native of Austria, is renowned for combining classic Austrian cuisine with German regional dishes to create a fresh new twist on traditional food in Jumeirah’s Max on One restaurant. Following this way to thinking, the event will offer wines from both the Rheingau hosting vineyard Weingut Spreitzer and from Heinrich a vintner from the Austrian Burgenland region who are located in Gols.
The food and drink will be accompanied by live music and will be served in the stunning and idyllic surroundings right in the vineyard.
Sound perfect? It sure does to me!
And if you want to make a luxurious weekend out of it – book Jumeirah special packages and enjoy all the comfort and exclusiveity Jumeirah has to offer.
Special rates including Jumeirah’s “Summer Break Packages“ can be found here.
So go ahead, treat yourself and enjoy the best that Germany and Austria have to offer with the Emirati zest of flawless and exclusive hospitality!
Book your Jumeirah Rheingau Summer Barbeque here. And also any further questions you may have.
The price is 148 € per person and this includes: bus transportation to and from the all-day event, food, drinks, wine and music.
Oh and by the way, you don’t have to be a hotel guest to sign up and enjoy this great event!
Hope to see you there!
Read my previous review of Jumeirah Frankfurt here.