Saale-Unstrut Region

​Along with Sachsen, the Saale-Unstrut (/zall-ǝ ūn-strūt/) became one of Germany’s thirteen officially recognized wine growing regions (“anbaugebiete”/on-bou-gi-bēt-ǝ/) after the reunification of Germany at the end of the Cold War. Before then, both were in East Germany and Germany only had eleven official wine regions. Its name comes from its two rivers, the Saale and the Unstrut. It is a remotely situated wine region in the heart of Germany that grows about 30 different grape varietals despite its small size.