A Saxony Vineyard in Meissen where they produce beautiful wines is a sight to behold. The history of making wine in this region along the river Elbe dates back centuries. I've done my research and here is what I've learned about the different wines from Meissen. You don't have to come to Germany to taste them because you can certainly find them in your local wine shop world-wide.
A popular wine from the region is the Muller Thurgau which is a mild, fragrant wine that is comparable to the freshness of a Riesling. It has a subtle nutmeg note. Another is the Gold Riesling from a grape variety only grown in the Elbe Valley. This wine is light, fruity, and crisp.
Riesling is thought to have been first planted during the 9th century on the Rhine. It's characteristics are a full-flavored wine with a flowery bouquet. The Kerner is a new selection and is considered fresh and more acidic.
The Traminer is one of the best quality wines of the area with a spicy fragrance reminiscent of roses.
The oldest grape variety is the Chasselas that is used mainly as a table wine. The Pearl of Zala is a new Hungarian Variety. It is classified between the Muller Thurgau and Morio Muscat.
The Bacchus has an aroma of black currant and nutmeg. The Scheuebe is a more established wine with a full body. Then the Grauer Burgunder which goes well with cheeses. They also produce a Pinot Gris is treasured because of its honey bouquet and fiery taste.
Try serving one of these German wines at your next gathering or dinner party. Above is a table set for wine tasting at the vineyard we visited in Meissen.
These growers know a thing or two about growing grapes and are eager to introduce you to their many varieties.
And if you're not a wine drinker (is there such a person?), you still will have the most spectacular view of the city of Meissen on top the hills surrounded with rolling vineyards. What's not to like about that?