The Ahr wine-growing region is the northernmost wine-growing region in Germany and is best known for its red wines. The Ahr is a tributary of the Rhine and flows through the wine-growing region.
Due to its location in the Rhine Valley and the influence of the Rhine, the climate in the Ahr Valley is mild and favorable for viticulture. The warming climate also plays into the hands of the winegrowers on the Ahr. There have never been so many good wines there as there are today. The soils are mainly limestone and slate soils, which give the wines a special minerality and elegance.
The most famous and qualitatively most important red wines of the Ahr Valley are made from the grape varieties Pinot Noir, which accounts for 65% of the vineyard area, and Frühburgunder made, accounting for just over 6%. Red wines in particular, but also rosé, are made from it. A total of 82% of the area on the Ahr is made up of red grape varieties. So you can call the Ahr a red wine region.
The Ahr Valley is divided into a total of 13 wine-growing communities: Altenahr, Dernau, Rech, Ahrbrück, Walporzheim, Marienthal, Mayschoß, Niederzissen, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Walporzheim, Antweiler, Heimersheim and Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. With only approx. 570 hectares of vineyards, it is one of the smallest wine-growing regions in Germany. It has a long wine-growing tradition and is very popular with wine lovers and also with day-trippers from the Cologne/Bonn metropolitan area.
The best red wines in the Ahr Valley are among the best red wines in Germany and have cult status with their fans. Sometimes they reach a remarkably high price level, due to the small amount available in combination with the high quality.
At MALUNI-Weine.de you will find a enchanting selection of Ahr wines, from classics to newcomers.