Germany's Nahe wine region is located east of the Mosel region and just west and a bit south of the Rheinhessen; it is named for the Nahe River. Wine has been produced in this area for more than a thousand years, but the regions was only identified as of 1971 with the instrumental wine law that went into effect that year.

About 10,000 acres are planted to vines, with Riesling representing about 75% of the plantings. Müller-Thurgau, which once represented a major part of the plantings here, represent just less than 15%. Soils vary here, from volcanic to sandstone to slate, giving the wines backbone and minerality. Although not as famous as other wine regions, such as the Rheingau or the Mosel, the quality of Nahe wines is very high. Exports, however, are not as prevalent as those regions. (Wine/Appellations)