Main sponsor of the Rheingau Literature Festival

Relais & Châteaux Hotel Burg Schwarzenstein

Rheingau Literature Festival 2023

WeinLese 2021: 16.9. to 26.9.2021

Since 1993, the autumn grape harvest in the Rheingau has been joined by a special "wine harvest", the Rheingau Literature Festival. From the rich harvest of current literary events, a selection is pressed and prepared for the public to enjoy. In the unique cultural sites of the Rheingau, selected wine press halls, wineries, castles and palaces, literature makes its entrance every year at the end of September. Idyllic vineyards and stately castles open their doors for the joy of discovery and pure reading pleasure. For more than two decades, the concept has been as simple as it is successful: at the centre of each event is a dialogue with the writers, who give samples from their current works. Getting up close and personal with literature is the focus of WeinLese, which seeks an intimate and inspiring setting for this purpose - and finds it in the Rheingau, steeped in history. Traditionally, the readings are complemented by literary wine walks.

The programme for the Rheingau Literature Festival is expected to be published in May 2021!

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