An annual winegrowers' festival is celebrated at Rattey Castle during the wine blossom in northern Germany's largest vineyard, where you can enjoy one of the many white and red wines. On the first Sunday in July, you can experience Mecklenburg country wine and sociable people at Rattey Castle.
With around 35 hectares of vineyards, Schloss Rattey is the largest winery in northern Germany and, with around 100,000 bottles (2023), also the main producer of Mecklenburg country wine. Wine connoisseurs meet at Schloss Rattey during the wine blossom and taste the new wines of the season as well as the tasty food from the restaurant kitchen, the regional products from the Inselmühle Usedom and enjoy the pleasant idyll of the surrounding vineyards in convivial company.
The Mecklenburg wine-growing renaissance began in Rattey in 1999. This also makes the castle winery the oldest winery in northern Germany.
The vineyards in Rattey currently grow 16 different grape varieties: the white varieties Phoenix, Solaris, Johanniter, Muscaris, Souvignier gris, Blütenmuskateller, Riesling, Donauriesling, Donauveltliner, Hibernal, Helios as well as the red varieties Regent, Rondo, Cabernet cantor, Cabernet Cortis and Monarch. The newly built winery, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, has a storage capacity of 300,000 liters and an underground cellar for barrel storage. Selected white and red wines from each vintage are matured here in half-length oak barrels or barriques.