This is the coat of arms of Kasel, a small village located at ther Ruwer river not far from my beloved Trier. The Ruwer river is one of the tributaries to the Mosel.
Originally our wine region was called ‘Mosel-Saar-Ruwer’ which named the two smaller rivers explicitely.
Grape vines all over the place
The slopes around Kasel are planted with grape vines
The Pauliner Landgasthof is part of Weingut von Nell
Von Nell Estate – Weingut von Nell
The newly refurbished Pauliner Hof is part of the Weingut von Nell.
We wanted to check it out and dropped in for lunch on a beautiful late summer’s day. The sky was blue and the Ruwer valley showed its most beautiful side.
I must say that I love this country inn right in the middle of Kasel, the lovely wine village.
During our high school days my brother Wolfgang and his friends used to help in vintage time and picked grapes at the steep slopes in the vineyards of the Von Nell Estate.
The interior of the inn is light and bright. The air well is covered by a glass roof and the subdivisions with rod iron and sheets of textiles give it a warm feeling. The big olive tree right in the middle of the restaurant gives the place a mediterranean flair. The service was excellent.
We had pork nuckle and a delicious mushroom dish, great German country food in my view.
The mushroom stew
My old folks
A shot of the wine list
I had an estate grown Riesling of course. The ‘2010 Kaseler Dominkanerberg Hochgewaechs’ was a very nice and fresh house wine, something for easy drinking and enjoyment with hearty country food. I just wish I would have access to it here in Bangkok (sight). Well, one cannot have it all.
The Ruwer valley is a true jewel, you should go there and check it out.