Jancis Robinson describes the Rheingau very well: "The Rheingau, a south-facing slab of vineyards on gentle slopes leading down to the Rhine, usefully protected from chill winds by the Taunus mountains to the immediate north, was for years regarded as Germany's noblest wine region.
The best Rheingau wines are almost invariably Rieslings with strongly pronounced mineral qualities and rather more body than most Mosels. A significant proportion of Germany's best sweet Beerenauslese and Trockenbeernenauslese wines (see Understanding German labels) have been made here ... But the Rheingau has also been a key player in the trend towards making drier German wines and today more than 80% of the region’s output is dry."
Robert Weil, Peter Jakob Kühn, Franz Künstler and Schloss Johannisberg rank amongst the best producers in Rheingau.