Wine holiday 2019
One of Germany's most spectacular wine regions clings to the twisting banks of the river Moselle and its tributaries, the Ruwer and the Saar. Today's vineyards cover approx. 9,000 hectares of steep, terraced hillsides, most facing south or southwest and stretching from Koblenz to Trier and Saarburg via Cochem and Bernkastel-Kues. Half of the vines grow on steep slatey slopes. Inclines of up to 60 % are not unusual here, although it may seem hard to believe that it is possible to cultivate such steep, craggy slopes. The Calmont vineyard at Bremm with its 68% gradient is the steepest vineyard in Europe. Riesling fans will be in raptures!
Think of the Moselle and you immediately think of wonderful rieslings from the region's best hillside vineyards. A creative generation of wine growers has produced outstanding, dry rieslings from wonderfully ripe grapes that are often not harvested until November. It is not rare for Moselle, Saar and Ruwer rieslings with an alcohol content of 7 or 8% to qualify as wines of the finest quality (Prädikatsweine). These are the ideal accompaniment for light Moselle cuisine such as fish, poultry and salads.
Müller-Thurgau grapes are mostly planted in the large plateau vineyards of the Middle Moselle and on the more gentle slopes of the Lower Moselle. Overall they account for 18% of the wine growing area and they have a pleasant, mild, flowery taste.
This is one of the most important new white wine grape varieties, a cross between a silvaner x riesling and Müller-Thurgau. These wines are fruity and full-bodied with low acidity.
Blauer Spätburgunder (pinot noir)
Spätburgunder (pinot noir) is planted in the traditional Riesling vineyards along the Moselle and in the limestone soils of the Upper Moselle. It has a delicate fruity taste and currently accounts for only a small fraction of the total wine growing area.
Wine holiday 2019
Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH
Wein-Gourmet-Tour 2020 | Bernkastel-Kues
5 restaurants - 10 wineries - 1 special evening!
This will be an experience evening for all wine lovers: In five restaurants you can taste...
Artisan market | Burgen
Around the Frohnbach from 11 am to 6 pm: For the 7th time, castles will present many stands from the fields of direct marketing, craftsmanship,...
Experience and indulgence on the wine educational trail
Bernkasteler WINE-LIVE 2020 | Bernkastel-Kues
Renowned wineries from the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region present their wines. Enjoy wines and regional delicacies during an open wine tasting....
Festival of the "Roman Route" | Schweich
Wine-Fest of the Roman wine route
More than 25 years the 19 villages of the roman Wine route celebrate a fantastic Wine-Fest...
vine festival | Pünderich
Street wine festival in Pünderich
Taking place in the historical village centre showing impressive old half-timbered houses, music and...
Oasen-Wanderung beim Weinhöfe-Fest | Zeltingen-Rachtig
The highlight of the holiday weekend at the Weinhöfe-Fest in Rachtig is the
wine-oasis hike.This year again with majestic company: It...
"Open wine cellar days" - Wine festival in the wine cellars of Zeltingen | Zeltingen-Rachtig
A wine tour through the wineries. For 4 days you can get to know the winegrowers and their work. Taste the wines and get to know the typical...
On the days of the open wine cellars in Bernkastel-Kues you can experience the Moselle and vineyard atmosphere up close. The open wine yards offer...
The days of the open wine cellars begin at 18 o'clock. The winegrowers invite you to fine wines and small delicacies.
Enjoy the variety of the different wines of the winegrowers of Ürzig as well as the typical Moselle cuisine with an enjoying entertaining...
Moselle beginning in the historical home town of the Zell Black Cat. This traditional wine festival offers again this year many events and...
International Folkloric groups and musicians, Show event on the swimming stage,
big parade through the streets of Kröv, winefestival.
Brauneberger Weinfest | Brauneberg
In the beautiful Nussbaumallee, in front of the unique scenery of the Brauneberger Juffer, the winegrowers offer their excellent wines and a...
Mosel Wine Festival | Traben-Trarbach
Traditionally during the second weekend in July the Moselle shore in Trarbach transforms into an atmospheric festival area with wine, music and...