1. our nature
Surrounded by mountains, meadows and forests are the well-known Moselle loops. The river begins in France, forms a natural border with the Saarland and Luxembourg and runs from west to east through Rhineland-Palatinate. Before the Moselle flows into the Rhine in Koblenz after a total length of 544 kilometres, it separates the Eifel in the north from the Hunsrück in the south.
Since Roman times, the vineyards have shaped the landscape of the Moselle Valley. Whether on a steep slope, in terraces or in shallower areas – the slate typical of the Moselle region is perfect for viticulture. Although it makes planting difficult, it stores the heat of the sun, can release it overnight and protects the vines from frost on particularly cold spring and autumn nights.
2. our history and culture
Trade brings change – the culture of the Greater Moselle Region has much in common with this ancient wisdom. Due to its geographical location, the river connects three countries with each other, is navigable for 394 kilometres and has about 129 bridges. Of course, the development of the culture of the Moselle region as we know it today began much earlier.
In most places, the Romans are certainly responsible for one of the greatest development spurs of more than 2,000 years ago. But also the church, the nobility, various orders of knights and the French neighbours have contributed to the emergence of today’s way of life and culture.
Contemporary witnesses to this can still be found everywhere in the Moselle Valley and around it. Whether the endless legacies of the Romans, such as the Porta Nigra and the Kaiserthermen in Trier or the winegrowing, for which the many wine presses along the Moselle were built. Or the countless crossroads, holy houses and chapels of the parishes, which can be found in the vineyards or along the old trade routes. Immediately followed by the knights and the partly magnificent castles they left behind, as well as the aristocratic history of the Moselle Valley and the associated palaces. Even today, the sundials in the vineyards are still an attraction.
All this has shaped the Moselle Valley over the centuries and made the culture what it is today. A wonderful mix of landscape, pleasure, history and modernity. Fairytale streams, wonderful views and dreamy half-timbered villages with plenty of space for hiking and cycling.
Last but not least, the main actor comes to the end: The Moselle wine. Whether world-famous vineyards such as “Brauneberger Juffer”, “Bernkasteler Doctor”, “Wehlener Sonnenuhr”, “Erdener Treppchen”, “Piesporter Golddropchen” and “Bremmer Calmont.” Or the now diverse grape varieties that are grown on the mountain slopes of the Moselle Valley. Riesling is of course in first place, but Spätburgunder, Dornfelder, Müller-Thurgau (Rivaner), Weißburgunder and Kerner also enjoy the warmth and sunshine of the Moselle valley and the Moselle slate, which not only provides good yields, but is also an excellent base for top wines.
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