Guten Tag Kaptain Kenny readers!
Do you love locations which are 50 percent winery and 50 percent castle? If so and you happen to find yourself in a large, central German city like Frankfurt, Koblenz, Wiesbaden or Mainz and you’re stuck for things to do, you could look into visiting Schloss Johannisberg for a half day trip.
We drove from Frankfurt and it only took us 50 minutes. It’s quite a lovely place – atop a hill overlooking Germany’s famous Rheingau or the Riesling Valley as we often refer to it in English.
If you’re a fan of typical German food, you’re going to get along quite nicely with the kiosk-style food they offer here at their beer garden. Sadly, I’m not a fan of the old Wurst, nor do I happily munch on Kraut which means I left with an empty stomach. (We were only stopping by anyway, so no big deal!)
They do have a lovely wine shop as this place is not only castle grounds but also a winery. Do yourself a favour and go into the shop and have a small tasting of their wines. We picked up some lovely local Rieslings AND a delicious balsamic wine vinaigrette which to date I still use in every single salad dressing I make. I learned that they’ve been making wine here for 900 years so I’m pretty sure they’ve mastered the art so far.
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Christie Dietz (@asausagehastwo)September 5, 2016 at 8:49 am
They have a proper restaurant as well as a beergarden (not that I even knew they had a beergarden), I ate there quite a few years ago for a special occasion but it’s still got a really good reputation – is pretty fancy though, with prices to match. Worth it if you’re after a posh dinner with an amazing view though!
kaptainkennytravelSeptember 5, 2016 at 9:21 am
Yes now that you mention it, I think I walked inside the restaurant desperately trying to find a bathroom! It was indeed posh 🙂 Nice to know readers can find both options there, thanks Christie!