Purchase a cuckoo clock, which is typical for the Black Forest region – otherwise you won’t believe that your time in the Breisgau region is passing so fast.
The idyllic wine growing region extends between Lahr and Freiburg and is ranked among the most appreciated destinations in Germany. The Europa Park Rust, Germany’s biggest amusement park, as well as Lahr and Ettenheim, two small wine towns, and the Glottertal, which is spoilt by the climate, and where you can experience charming Black Forest idyll first-hand, are especially famous places.
On a total area of just over 1,600 hectares the Breisgau wines are growing on the sunny slopes of the Black Forest foothills and in the wind-protected hollows of the valleys. On single steep slopes, the vineyards, where sorts of grape such as Pinot noir, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot gris, and Pinot blanc are grown, extend to just under 500 m above sea-level. The geological substructure of the slopes is formed out of rock such as shell limestone, colored sandstone, and tertiary marl, which on some spots are visible on the surface.
In general, the wines are benefiting from the heavy, deep loess claystone soils, which give the wines much power and their characteristic explosive aromas. We have compiled detailed information about the terroir of the Breisgau wine growing region in our “experts’ knowledge”. Or are you searching a certain vintner from the Breisgau? You will certainly find him in our “vintners’ search”.