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Meissen is the centre of Germany’s second smallest wine growing region. The Weinbaugebiet Sachsen covers only 480 hectares and stretches along the Elbe river from Radebeul to Diera-Zehren. The most commonly grown grape varieties locally are Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Grigio, Savagnin and Kerner, as well as the local specialties Gold Riesling and Schieler. Most local wines are comparatively dry.
The Saxon Wine Road explores vineyards on both sides of the Elbe river, with countless stops along 60 km to take in the scenery, go on a guided tour of the wine cellars and, of course, taste the local produce. The Saxon Wine Trail follows the same concept over 90 km for those who prefer to explore their surroundings on foot.
Many of the local vineyards offer wine tastings and guided tours of their cellars.
Hotel Ross serves local wine from the ancient Vincenz Richter vineyard, and nearby Schloss Wackerbarth.