We live in a blessed corner of the world, for many reasons, one of them is the proximity to France and Germany, both Südbaden and the Alsace have beautiful landscapes, distinct cuisines and above all a long history of producing wine. A short drive across the border and you enter a different world. Here are some impressions from a recent walk through the hills of beautiful Tüllingen with some friends of us on their honeymoon.
Across the border in Germany there are many vineyards, Baden is apparently the third largest wine producing region in Germany. The majority of wines produced are white, with some light reds. Vines planted are mostly Pinot family, according to Wikepedia, Pinot noir is the most frequent, followed by Müller Thurgau 17.2%, Pinot Gris (10.5%), Pinot Blanc at 7.3% and Chasselas 6.9%. In total, there are 44% red grape varieties in Baden, and 56% white……however, helpful that is. I have included photographs of a number of different grape varieties, sadly I cannot tell them apart, at least not on the vine, however I am sure wine-aficionados will be able to help out – Anatoli did the wine for my recent contribution to the Dinner Party Collective- as well as the entire spring menu.
He is my go to guy when I have a wine question and he is always very gracious in sharing his knowledge 🙂 – check out his site at Anatoli at Talkavino
Not a picnic site, rather a road-side stand where you can buy locally made jams, chutneys, walnuts and apples. Whatever is currently in season, sold by the locals.
Oetlingen is a village that loves its art – below a painting on a house wall, set-off, beautifully by a bowl of quince. Sights like these abound in this pretty village and make it a destination I love to visit.
Windows in the village are frequently adorned
Rose bushes grow at the end of many of the rows of vines.