Together with Rheinhessen, the Palatinate is the pioneer of the German wine boom for dry wines . First-class terroir and a highly skilled and highly motivated winemaking generation have created considerable wines in the Palatinate, which regularly occupy the leading places in competitions and comparative samples. Not only the Riesling, but also the white Burgundian varieties, Silvaner and the Palatine Spätburgunder rock the wine world! The dry Rieslings from the top vineyards of the Mittelhaardt, for example from Deidesheim or Forst, produce dry world-class wines .
With around 23,000 hectares of vines, the Palatinate is the second largest wine-growing region in Germany. The Riesling dominates , followed by Dornfelder, Müller-Thurgau, Portugieser and Spätburgunder. Imported grapes such as Sauvignon Blanc , Merlot , Syrah and Cabernet are also cultivated, some with considerable success .