The Moselle


Having sprung in the Vosges in France, the Moselle (German: Mosel IPA: [ˈmoːzəl]) flows northwards towards Luxembourg and Germany, where it forms the border between the two countries over long distances. Not far from Luxembourg, it meets the city of Trier, which had a tremendous importance in Roman times and is considered the oldest city in Germany. 



In addition to the city of Trier, the Moselle generally offers many attractions such as castles from the Middle Ages, Roman wine presses, viewpoints and great hiking trails and is a popular region for holidays.

The part of Luxembourg until shortly before Trier is called the Upper Moselle. The course of the Moselle from Trier to the Cochemer corner, referred to as Mittelmosel. Our winery is located in this area, in the village of Osann-Monzel about 30 kilometers from Trier. 


The last section before the Moselle flows in Koblenz at the so called "Deutsches Eck" into the Rhine, is named Untermosel. Especially middle and lower Moselle are known for their extremely steep slopes, which are equipped with fertile slate soil and will play an important role in the wine in the later part.

Having arrived in Koblenz, the Moselle has traveled 544 kilometers, making it the second longest tributary of the Rhine.  


Moselle Facts

  • Source: Vosges, France
  • Source height: approx. 715 m
  • History: France, Luxembourg, Germany
  • Estuary: Koblenz in the Rhine
  • Length: 544 km
  • Large cities: Metz, Trier, Koblenz
  • Residents in the catchment area: approx. 4.3 million
  • Navigable: 394 km
  • Important economic sectors: viticulture and tourism