Rheingau Wine Festival

Oberursel Weinfest 2012 posterThe 12th Rheingau Wine Festival in Oberursel is being held between Friday 3rd August and Sunday 5th August 2012 on the Marktplatz.

Many of the vineyards at the festival will be familiar to those who have been before, as they have been coming for a number of years and often have their stands in the same place each year.

Visitors can expect to find selected Riesling and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) wines from towns such as Lorch, Hattenheim, Hochheim, Giesenheim, Erbach, Johannisberg and Oestrich-Winkel.

There will also be a variety of food on offer, including Flammkuchen (Tarte Flambee) and (Zwiebelkuchen) Onion cake.

The festival will be officially opened on Friday evening at 6.30pm.

The stands are open on Friday and Saturday from 5pm until 12.30am and on Sunday from 2pm until 11pm.


The Rheingau Wine Festival Podcast


About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.


  1. Hi Graham, just wondering what the German name for the sticks of pork, roasted over BBQ hot coals are called in German. My 2 year old and I enjoyed one at the weinfest last Saturday.

    • Hi Angela, do you mean where the pork is in strips and wrapped around the stick? They are called “Grillfackel”. If the pork is in chunks and has paprika and other things on the stick as well, then that is a “Fleischspieß”

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