Renowned for its stunning red wines, the Ahr is one of Europe’s northernmost wine regions and one of the smallest in Germany. Between Altenahr and Bad Neuenahr vines perch on terraced cliffs of volcanic slate add a charm and beauty to this region and produce distinctive wines that won’t be mistaken for any other from Germany. Today, Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) is the predominant grape variety in the Ahr; four out of five bottles of Ahr wine are made from it, producing luscious velvety or full bodied fiery red wines. The region also has plantings of Dornfelder, Portugieser and small pockets of Riesling and Müller-Thurgau.