Pflaz is the second largest wine growing region in Germany. It shares similar terroir to France’s Alsace region as it is located just to the North of Alsace. The Pflaz vineyards lie to the east of the Haardt mountains which are a continuation of the France’s Vosges mountains. So, like Alsace, Pfalz is a very dry region. Red grapes actually make up as much as 40% of the vineyards, with significant plantings of Dornfelder and Spatburgunder which is increasing in popularity outside of Germany. White grapes other than Riesling grow successfully here; Grauburgunder and Weissburgunder are very good and sometimes have oak treatment. Today, Pfalz grown Rieslings tend to be very ripe, full bodied and dry.