The Viticulture

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The Mosel region is the oldest wine-growing region in Germany. Around 2,000 years ago, Romans and Celts already planted vineyards on the steep slopes and enjoyed Mosel wine.

Nowadays, wine on the Moselle is still an important economic activity and shapes the society that lives here and the landscape.

 

 

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In terms of size, our wine region occupies the fifth place before Franconia with nearly 9,000 hectares of vineyards. Today, more than 3,000 winemakers in more than 100 wine villages cultivate an area of vineyards with approximately 55 million vine stocks along the 243-kilometer-long German Moselle between the town of Perl in the Saarland near the French border and Koblenz.

Until 2007, the wine-growing region was still called "Moselle-Saar-Ruwer". The areas of the two tributaries Saar and Ruwer with their respective vineyards, however, were united under the roof of today's brand name Moselle.

 

 

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The steep slopes that climb up from the Mosel valley in the direction of Hunsrück and Eifel are typical for viticulture on the Mosel.

The Mosel wine that is produced here is particularly work-intensive, since the possible use of machines is limited. But it's well worth the effort, as the grapes get optimal sunshine on this slope. In addition, one encounters almost exclusively on slate soils that store the sun and leave at night to the vines.