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… ruins, fruit trees, and old walled villages of half-timbered houses. The Pfalz is second only to the Mosel in acreage planted with the noble Riesling grape. Here, it yields wines of substance and finesse, with…



… valley of gentle rolling hills. While vines are virtually a monoculture in the Rheingau or along the Mosel, they are but one of many crops that share the fertile soils of this region's vast farmlands. Steep…


Nigel Blundell

… Siegel Wine Agencies, Nigel has become the agent for many Germany producers including Dr Loosen, Mosel, and in subsequent years, Gunderloch, Rheinhessen; Donnhoff, Nahe; Leitz, Rheingau; J. L. Wolf, Pfalz;…


Freddy Price

… the position at Dolamore, he resigned to set up his own business. With the help of Dirk Max Richter in Mosel in 1988, Freddy set up “The Magnificent Seven”,an agency representing seven major estates from…


Famous vineyard sites

… Kulturweg Kanonenbahn (Cannon Railroad Cultural Trail) At Cochem, some 50 km southwest of the Mosel River’s confluence with the Rhine at Koblenz, the Mosel begins a series of spectacular loops as it…


Classic wines

… by volume, thereby ensuring wines of sufficient body and substance. The minimum alcohol content of Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Classic wines is slightly lower – 11.5% by volume – a concession to tradition, so to speak,…


Classic grape varieties

… Weissburgunder, Spätburgunder Mittelrhein: Riesling, Grauburgunder, Weissburgunder, Spätburgunder Mosel-Saar-Ruwer: Riesling, Elbling, Rivaner, Grauburgunder, Weissburgunder Nahe: Riesling, Grauburgunder,…


Elisabethenberg and Olgaberg

…Twiel – the RockThe not unlike their weathered slate counterparts (e.g. Ahr, Mosel and Mittelrhein valleys) in terms of their ability to quickly absorb heat during the day and gently release it during the night,…



… in Trier and Mainz. Their Gondorf castle – first documented in 1272 – was the only moated castle in the Mosel Valley. In 1560 it was rebuilt as a palace. It has suffered a strange fate: in 1876, it was split into…


König Johann Berg

… in Luxembourg, who virtually abandoned the vineyard. Adolf Schmitt, wine-grower and president of the Mosel wine-growers’ association, purchased the vineyard and the ruins in 2006.König Johann Berg - Blind,…