First mentioned in 910 Wicker is one of the oldest winegrowing communities in the Rheingau. The vineyards sunny southeastern location on the hillsides of Wickerbachtal was appreciated already in Roman times and wine was cultivated there, as shown by various archeological finds. This tradition established by the Romans continues until today, around 25 wine growers cultivate above all Riesling and Spätburgunder in the vineyard sites of Wicker and Flörsheim.
The town is the Gate to the Rheingau and has a historical centre with the Church of St Catherine (Kirche St. Katharina), old grape presses and the narrow and winding streets with the wine tasting stand, where guests can try the wine from the wine growers of Wicker from the end of April to the beginning of October. The brown sandstone arch symbolises the eastern beginning of the wine growing region of the Rheingau and is also the start of the Rheingauer Riesling Routen, which permeate the entire Rheingau to Lorch/Rhine as a route for hikers or cars.
The Wickerer Wein-Weg also starts at the Gate to the Rheingau which lets visitors relive the wine culture and local history of Wicker with the help of informative boards.
The highlight of the wine year in Wicker is the well-known wine festival in the streets, alleys and estates of the historical centre, revolving traditionally around wine, culinary delights and joie de vivre on the first weekend of August.