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.