Sachsen is one of the smallest wine-growing regions of Germany and the northeasternmost of Europe. The vineyards follow the course of the Elbe River from Pirna to Dresden, Radebeul, and Meissen, and downstream to the idyllic wine villages near Diesbar-Seusslitz. The Saxon Wine Road that parallels the Elbe for some 55 km (38 miles) harmoniously links the region’s cultural and historical sights with a scenic landscape that has been marked by viticulture for more than 850 years.
Sachsen: acreage 1216 acres
VDP.Sachsen: acreage 227 acres
Europe’s northernmost quality wine region is located primarily in southern Sachsen-Anhalt along the valleys of the Saale and Unstrut Rivers. The region’s southernmost vineyards straddle the Ilm River in northern Thüringen. By the mid-16th century, there were nearly 10,000 ha (25,000 acres) of vines in “greater Thüringia” (including present-day Saale-Unstrut); today it is one of Germany’s smaller regions, with 765 ha (ca. 2,000 acres) of vineyards. Fragrant, elegant Silvaner, hearty and powerful Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), as well as Rieslings rich in nuances and mineral tones bear witness to the potential of the sites and the exacting standards of the growers.
Saale-Unstrut: acreage 1890 acres
VDP.Saale-Unstrut: acreage 54 acres
Regional president: Dr. Georg Prinz zur Lippe
Headquarters: Ramona Marschall
c/o Weingut Schloss Proschwitz Prinz zur Lippe
Tel.: +49 (0)351 / 7676-13
Members of VDP.Sachsen/Saale-Unstrut