A small but prestigious German wine-producing region, Rheingau boasts beautiful scenery and 3,185 hectares of grapevines. Most of its vineyards sit on the slopes of the north bank of the Rhine River and the Main River with a southerly aspect. These conditions, along with the protection that the Taunus hills to the north afford, create excellent prospects for grape ripening. Riesling is the most prominent planting, and most winemakers here produce these renowned wines in a dry, medium- to full-bodied style. Thanks to the humidity that the Rhine generates, this region also produces some of the country’s best Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese wines.