The red deer, for example, prefer the unspoilt clear forests and open countryside where they are little disturbed by humans. They are the largest deer species in Germany and clearly feel at home in the larger contiguous forest areas. The hunters ensure that the deer population is healthy and biodiverse. Therefore, the hunting season in autumn means not only new wines in Rhineland‑Palatinate but also game dishes including a venison pot roast in prune sauce, delicate fillet of fawn, venison ragout with poppy noodles and wild boar spare ribs. Game is rich in vitamins and nutrients, free of cholesterol, low in fat and rich in important Omega 3 fatty acids.