A Passion for All that is Wine

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Dirk has a Passion for All that is Wine

The German wine-growing season is slowly reaching its climax: Bad Dürkheim’s Wurstmarkt, the world’s largest wine festival, has just broken a new attendance record (with nearly 700,000 visitors over two weekends), while many similar festivities still remain to look forward to. Today and for the rest of the week, we will return to one of Germany’s foremost wine-growing regions.

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A Passion for All that is Wine

Fancy Two Days in a Vineyard?

"Dirk Renzelmann of Gut ZumStein in the Palatinate"

The ZumStein vineyard in Bad Dürkheim is one of the oldest and one of the most modern in the Palatinate wine region. It has a long tradition of producing high-quality whites for clients in Germany and abroad (including some prestigious corporate ones), but owner Dirk Renzelmann makes it a point of offering more. A lot more.

Dirk Renzelmann – proprietor of ZumStein and wine grower in Bad Durkheim

ZumStein hosts

Fancy Two Days in a Vineyard?

The Largest Wine Barrel in the World

"The largest wine barrel in the world in Bad Dürkheim"

For the first two days on our recent hiking trip to the Palatinate, our base was the town of Bad Dürkheim, which is the main tourist centre of the area, beloved by mainly local visitors (German, Dutch, Belgian) for its pretty townscape, its lovely surroundings – miles after miles of vineyards – and its long and distinguished history. The only thing of Bad Dürkheim that most overseas visitors ever get to see, however, is

The Largest Wine Barrel in the World