Last weekend I flew to Mainz in Germany for the WOSA generic tasting. Mainz is about 20-30 min drive from Frankfurt and built on the Western river bank of the Rhine River
Mainz is one of the centers of the German wine economy as a center for wine trade and the seat of the state’s wine minister. Due to the importance and history of the wine industry for the federal state, Rhineland-Palatinate is the only state to have such a department. The city is member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Many wine traders also work in the town. The sparkling wine producer Kupferberg produces in Mainz-Hechtsheim and even Henkell — now located on the other side of the river Rhine — had been founded once in Mainz. The famous Blue Nun, one of the first branded wines, had been marketed by the family Sichel.
The event was started off on the Saturday evening with a 4 course food and wine pairing dinner at the Hyatt Regency with only South African wines. The dinner and wine selection was done by Lynn Sheriff MW. A real grand affair and attended by 75 guests that was ready to make the most of this special occasion until early in the morning.
The trade and consumer tasting was held on the Sunday in the ballroom of the same hotel. We had very good exposure and the new vintages of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc was the most favourite.
To purchase our wines in Germany you can contact Stephanie Kloos at firstname.lastname@example.org.