Since Roman times
The Moselle 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 the Moselle wine.
Nowadays, growing wine at the Moselle is still an important economic activity and shapes the society that lives here as well as the landscape.
In terms of size, our wine-growing region ranks fifth ahead of Franconia with almost 9,000 hectares of vineyards. More than 3000 winemakers in over 100 wine villages cultivate a vineyard area with around 55 million vine stocks along the 243 kilometer long German Moselle between Perl in Saarland near the French border and Koblenz.
"The vine is a sun child - it loves the mountain and hates the wind."
Until 2007 the wine-growing area was called "Mosel-Saar-Ruwer". The areas of the two tributaries Saar and Ruwer with their respective vineyards, however, were united under the roof of the current brand name "Mosel".
The steep slopes that climb up from the Moselle valley in the direction of the Hunsrück and Eifel are particularly typical of viticulture at the Moselle.
The Moselle wine that is manufactured here is particularly work-intensive to produce because the use of machines is limited. But the effort is worth it, as the grapes get optimal sunlight on this slope. In addition, slate soils are almost exclusively found, which store the sun and release it to the vine stocks at night.