The best way to try Salle-Unstrut wine is with this trade group. Its 500 members produce some of Germany's finest wines, both white and red, mostly pure varietals, with some limited blends. (A wonderful light red from a hybrid of the Blauer Zweigelt and St. James grape, called Andre, may change how you think about German red wine.) Tastings and tours must be arranged in advance—with options ranging from a simple tour of one of Germany's largest barrel cellars to the
grand tasting (€15)—or you can simply show up on Fridays at 1 (€10). The association goes out of its way to cater to the tastes of its guests, and bread, cheese, and water are always in plentiful supply.