Explore and taste your way along 40km of the magical Mosel wine route on a personal grape escape, being chauffeured in comfort with an experienced wine guide. Travel as part of a small shared group (max 8 people).
The Mosel is probably the most famous and oldest wine regions of Germany if not the world. The focus in the Mosel is mainly on Riesling in all its glory from bone dry - to luxury, decadent sweet all held up by fresh, ripe aroma and racy acidy. There is also a very small amount of unique Pinot Noir and Champagne quality sparkling made from local grapes. The region offers a spectacular scenery of the steepest, stony slate slopes as far as the eye can see featuring terraced walls and old paths making for a unique scenery.
Highlights of this tour will be learning about the unique special Riesling of the Mosel in all its glory from bone dry to more complex late harvest styles. You will also taste cracking sparkling wines and Pinot Noir which are lesser known secrets of the region.
Starting around 10am (based on first wine tasting appointment and your pick-up location), you will discover two diverse wineries in the Mosel from traditional estates to new and innovative. After all the wine tasting you will definitely need a lunch break which is included. Local restaurants that offer a seasonal menu are normally chosen for lunch, and when the weather is nice, a terrace table with vineyard views of the Mosel is always Wunderbar.
Regarding the wineries you will be visiting, there will not always be a set plan, as some are smaller wineries where availability is limited and appointments are needed. So your guide will be consulting with you and customise the tour to your wine preference, those offering you a more personal experience. But you will visit a mix of wineries from more prestigious, critically acclaimed to smaller and boutique, off the beaten track. All in all, the wineries you will visit are places your guide is buying wine from. All work sustainably incorporating more hand and heart work to translate the special terroir into magnificent wine.
During a visit to the winery there is a chances to get up close to the vines where you will try the wine from and also a chance to go deep in the cellar (if no slippery work is taking place). Also thanks to a good relationship your guide is sharing with each winery, you will get to try a decent selection of the portfolio including sparkling wines, older vintages and premium Grand Cru wines. There is usually about 10+ wines per tasting.
- Fresh baked pretzel sticks or baked good from a very good local baker
- Detailed introduction into German wine
- Local lunch of seasonal produce in a local restaurant
- Top quality german sparking water or still water
- Two wine tastings (more than 20+ wines)
- Transportation in BMW SUV or 8 seater VW van
- Visits to two wineries
- Fun english speaking guide
- Top quality, bottle fermented Sekt (German sparkling)
You will be collected and dropped off at your hotel.