These thin crust pies almost feel like a deconstruction because of how distinct each flavor remains. The cheese, arugula and tomatoes on one pie sat next to each other with distinction. There was a precision that felt duly German, and it went down effortlessly with Riesling.
One of the delights of Rudesheim and the Rheingau is a walking wine-tasting tour. A guide familiar with the history of the region, often called "German Tuscany," can escort you to some of the top wine estates, hiking vineyard to vineyard.