Rothenberg Spaetburgunder was historically
one of only a handful of German red wines. It has been produced
in Rothenberg am Rhein at least since the
arrival of the Romans. For centuries, it has been produced by
a cooperative of growers (Winzergenossenschaft), now known as
Winzergenossenshaft Rothenberg (am Rhein) EG, or WNZ Rothenberg
For a short time during the late 1960's Rothenberg
Spaetburgunder was exported to the United States under a label
bearing the translated name of the area--"Red Mountain".
Unfortunately, this name was already used by an American winery,
which successfully sued the importers of the vastly superior German
wine. However, to this day, there are some Americans--especially
some college students in Claremont, California--who remember that
Red Mountain wine was the best wine they ever drank.
After World War II, WZG Rothenberg planted
a few hectare of newly acquired land with a riesling grape. For
a number of years, a wine made from these grapes was available
at the winery, but beginning in 1997 was marketed in the United
As a proud member
of the Trans-Global
Enterprises ("TGE") family of companies, Winzergenossenshaft Rothenberg
(am Rhein) EG recommends that you visit its site.