Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Rheingau and the Wine Business

The Rheingau is a wine region since approximately the 11th century, when monks brought the wine making business into the region. It was mainly the Benedictine (Kloster Johannisberg) and the Cistercian monks (Kloster Eberbach) who made the business so important and successful for the Rheingau. Having the Rhine right in front of the door was also a great advantage for the business in terms of transportation.

When you visit the area, you see references to this quite often, like this painting I found in a wine tavern.


At 12:02 PM, Blogger Ggraph said...

I love a good Rhine wine. Have a bottle for me!

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Lorraine said...

Gee Whiz, you're interesting girl!
wonderful portrait :)

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Kris said...

Nice portrait ! i hope to see vineyard from Rheingau soon :)

At 1:53 PM, Anonymous Suby said...

Nice history lesson :) Now the Rheingau sounds like a lovely place to visit.

At 3:43 PM, Blogger Dustin said...

Sorry I haven't commented for a while Nicola. I was away for a few days. I love these last few posts. I love the too early picture. I love it when it's light out like that and there is noone around. It makes you feel like you have the whole place to yourself!

At 6:12 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

ggraph - thanks I will :).

lorraine - thank you!

fotoaddict - right now the vineyards look really plain and nacked still since the leaves haven't start growing yet. Until I get another shot I can offer you this one...

suby - you're welcome. The Rheingau is definitely a place to visit! :)

dustin - no problem - sooner or later everyone will take some time off, don't worry about it. Thanks for coming back and your comments!

At 8:01 PM, Blogger Cynthia! said...

hahha now when i think of franziscans I will think of wine and this picture LOL!!


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