The middle Rhine is not only a world heritage site with spectacular scenery but also the cradle of the Riesling grape. Since most of the produced wine is drunken in the region, not a lot gets exported, so you rarely find it outside of Europe. The grape is known for its good aging abilities, a bottle of Riesling might age for 25 years and still be an outstanding wine. In order to support the aging capabilities, the work in the vineyard has to be done very carefully, mostly by hand. During our wine tour we join a known winemaker on his way through the vineyard, he explains the specialties of the grape and the terrior, sure enough we taste his Riesling.
Not only the Rhine is known for Riesling, also the Moselle valley has its share and what would be more educating than comparing the Riesling from Rhine and Moselle? The winery visit at the Moselle reveals the differences in terroir and climate, but also the common and unique taste of Riesling.
No visit at Rhine and Moselle can be done without seeing a castle
….and some exercise between the tastings can’t hurt, so we climb and explore one of the castles along the way.
The tour ends with a 3-course dinner at the restaurant “Deutschlandreise”, which is famous for offering typical German dishes and pays a lot of attention to local and traditional producer.
Tour dates: Monday to Saturday from March 1rst – November 15th
Costs: 180 euro person, includes guided tour (English), transport, Riesling tasting, light lunch, 3 course Dinner
This is a full day group tour (2-6 guests) from Bonn, which will take you to 2 local wineries for wine tastings and tours of the wineries. This tour is a great way to get to know the wine region of Rhine and Moselle to really appreciate Germany’s wine production history.