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Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Winery

We wanted to visit this Mosel Valley winery because of its excellent Doctor Heidemanns-Bergweiler wine. Well, it turns out that label is strictly for export, but the winery offers a different line, Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler, from the mother estate. The 4-acre Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg is the winery’s prime vineyard. The vines are over 80 […]

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Tasting/dining room

Anton Hammes Wine Estate

We happened upon Anton Hammes one rainy morning. We were scurrying down the wet sidewalk searching for open wineries and saw someone emerge from this cellar-level tasting room with a few bottles. Jackpot! As is typical in many Mosel wineries, we were greeted by the owner. In this case, he was a very friendly man […]

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Half-timber house on the market square

Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Bernkastel-Kues is the hub of the Mittelmosel (the middle Mosel wine region), situated at a dramatic bend in the twisting river. This is considered one of the most valuable wine regions in Germany thanks to the climate, terrain and steep slope of the land. The town is the earliest known settlement on the Mosel, as […]

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Stairs are a common sight in the vineyards

Mosel Valley

If you want excellent Riesling, head to the oldest and largest source, the Mosel Valley. The Mosel Valley (Moselle in French and Mosel in German) is the world’s largest contiguous Riesling-growing region. Thanks to the cool, rainy climate, steep hills that rise straight up from the Mosel River’s banks and mineral-rich soil, the Mosel’s vineyards […]

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