WINE & MORE
Even if NRWs only wine-growing region was often ridiculed in the past: The geological conditions at the Drachenfels are unique, says Felix Pieper, one of the local winemakers. Even the Romans cultivated wine here. “Trachyte, a volcanic igneous rock, cannot be found in any other cultivation area in Germany,” explains Felix Pieper, who is part of the third generation in charge of the Pieper family winery. In addition to the innovative spirit, especially when it comes to events, his wines are based on tradition.
The winegrowing tradition of the Broel family, who live in Rhöndorf, dates back to 1742. Nowadays, the Broel winery is the only remaining winegrowing business in the village. And even the most famous citizen of Bad Honnef appreciated the Broels’ art of winemaking; for decades, Adenauer purchased wine from the Broel winery.
In 1993, Oliver Coppeneur founded the “Confisserie Coppeneur & Compagnon” with a friend. Today, his creations stand for finest chocolate quality. In his production facility at “Am Dachsberg” in Bad Honnef-Aegidienberg, you can not only experience how this special treat is made from a cocoa bean during a guided tour of the transparent production facility, but of course you can also have a taste yourself! And if you want to get creative yourself, one of their chocolate workshops is just the right choice!
ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE
Looking for local specialties? In addition to our vintners and the Bad Honnef chocolate some other merchants offer typical Bad Honnef goods. Have a look at the “Genießerpfade”, maybe you will find one or the other delicacy.
“Allerlei Feines” offers specialties from the region, such as Nonnenwerth honey, as well as handicrafts.
Have you ever tried coffee from the Siebengebirge? To be fair, it is grown in Rwanda, but this unique coffee rarity is roasted in Bad Honnef. And not only coffee is available at “Kaffee Siebengebirge” – the “Seven Black Espresso Beer” brewed with espresso beans or the liqueurs certainly are unique as well.
Rhenish specialties are numerous. To bring a little of the Rhenish joy to your plate, we have put together a few recipes for you here:
Recipe for Rhenish potato fritters
Recipe for Rhenish potato casserolle Kesselsknall