Picture: Kronenschloesschen in Hattenheim, Rheingau, Germany - Best Selection of Rheingau Wines
Germany’s Restaurants with a Top Selection of German Wines
The Food and Wine Journal Der Feinschmecker and the German sparkling water producer Apollinaris have for the second time, done a ranking of Germany’s restaurants in terms of their selection of German wines. A total of 120 restaurants participated in the contest of which the following 10 were selected. The other day, a friend of mine sent me an e-mail asking me where he could have a good selection of German Rieslings, while on a stopover in Frankfurt am Main. This list is a good starting point, although I am not sure how broad the participation in the contest was. In Berlin, for example, I would definitely also recommend Restaurant Rutz. I do not know, whether they did not bother to participate, or if they did, but did not make it to the top 10. Anyway, here are the top 10.
Restaurant Quadriga in the Hotel Brandenburger Hof - this year’s number 1, with 1250 German wines in the wine cellar.
Restaurant First Floor in the Hotel Palace – one star Michelin cuisine.
Close to Frankfurt am Main, in the Rheingau region:
Restaurant Kronenschloesschen in Eltville – Hattenheim; exquisite restaurant, which also got a special award for having a selection of 800 wines from the Rheingau.
Weinhaus und Hotel Zum Krug in Eltville – Hattenheim – more an up-scale wine brasserie in the same village in the Rheingau serving traditional German specialities with a staggering wine list, which includes their own wine.
Restaurant Die Insel – exquisite restaurant with also an amazing list of top French wines.
Restaurant Falco in the Hotel Westin.
Close to Bonn:
Restaurant Weinhaus Gut Suelz in Koenigswinter – a cosy wine brasserie with wines from 70 German producers.
Kucher’s Landhaus in Darscheid – a wine cellar of 20.000 bottles in the country side, between Bonn and Frankfurt am Main.
Close to Stuttgart:
Restaurant Friedrich von Schiller, Bietigheim-Bissingen – about 30 miles away from Stuttgart in the country side; I can recommend their Schillerwein; former Boss of Porsche Wendelin Wedekind is a regular here.
Close to Cologne/Duesseldorf
Restaurant Gut Laerchenhof, Pulheim – Stommeln – an elegant restaurant, which is part of a golf club.
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