The VDP.Weinbörse 2018 in Mainz is the annual wine fair of VDP (the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates). Over a dozen QL affiliated sommeliers and hoteliers visited the VDP.Weinbörse and enjoyed the best German wines with 1.500 wines (by 181 winegrowers) to choose from.
As a wine hotel pur-sang, QL Hotel & Restaurant Kronenschlösschen (Eltville am Rheim) proved to be an excellent base camp for these wine connoisseurs.
Dinner was served at Weingut Kaufmann where we experienced Urban Kaufmann's famous cheese fondue and tasted some impressive wines, including a number of Grosse Gewächses (also older vintages).
On Tuesday, Dr. Tom Dreiseberg of Weingüter Wegeler showed us around his enchanting vineyard around Rüdesheim after we experienced a cable car ride from Rüdesheim to his Weingut on the Rhein followed by a hike and picknick amongst the vines.
Katharina Huber of VDP. Die Prädikatsweingüter, thank you for a superbly organised trip!