The Palatinate is
the most extensive wine growing region of Germany and produces almost one-third
of the total output. A long reach of good vine growing country, calcareous,
protected, facing the sun, extends along the foot of the Haardt. The German
Wine Road (Deutsche Weinstraße) begins at Schweigen on the French
frontier at a monumental gateway (Weintor) and ends west of Worms at Bockenheim.