on 05-20-201608:48 AM - edited on 10-15-202110:22 AM by AnalyteGuru
The Pfalz wine region is a narrow nine-mile stretch of land sheltered to the west by the Pfazerwald and bordered to the east by the Rhine River. It is the second largest German wine grape growing region and extends as far south as the Alsace region in France. The ratio of grapevines to people in this idyllic landscape is said to be 600:1. One of Germany’s warmest growing regions boasting an average 1800 hours of sunshine per year, the Pfalz region’s grapes benefit from dry summers and mild winters. Reisling is the most common white wine varietal grown followed closely by a red wine varietal called Dornfelder.