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Baden is the southernmost of Germany's wine regions.
It is primarily a long, slim strip of vineyards nestled between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River, extending some 400 km/240 miles from north to south. Comprised of nine districts, Baden has many soil types and grape varieties. Nearly half of the vineyards are planted with Burgunder (Pinot) varieties: Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), yielding velvety to fiery red wine and refreshing Weissherbst (rosé), ranging in style from dry to slightly sweet; Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris), a dry, food-
Major town(s): Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Baden-
Sunny and warm. The Kaiserstuhl district is Germany's warmest area.
Vineyard area (2003):
15,944 ha / 39,396 acres · 9 districts · 16 collective vineyard sites · 300+ individual sites
Grape varieties [white 58.7% · red 41.3%] (2003):
Most growers are members of the ca. 100 cooperatives that produce and market about 85% of the region's wine. The regional cooperative cellars in Breisach are the largest in Europe and the fourth-
Badische Weinstrasse (driving) · the northern portion of the Romantic Road (driving) traverses the Baden portion of the Tauber Valley, as does the Main-