March 6, 2012
I am very excited. Finally, my historical map of the Mosel river, which I had bought some years ago at Karlsmuehle, a winery cum restaurant at the Ruwer river, was put in a proper frame here in Bangkok. It’s a replica and not an original of course. But I looks very nice on my wall.
Vineyard location and quality map of 1868
The map shows the quality of the terroir in different shades of red. The more intense the red is, the better the quality and the higher the tax category. The Royal Prussian government had produced this map in order to streamline their tax collection.
The newly framed map of the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer
I can already see this map hanging in my house in Australia on our vineyard in Glenburn. I will tell my grand-children where I come from and how much I love my native town, Trier, and the Mosel river.
January 21, 2011
It’s beautiful to drive along the Mosel river, even in the month of November. I had this opportunity last year and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The Mosel wine route (Mosel Weinstrasse) is a fine example of a scenic drive along the vineyards and wine villages in this part of Germany which I still call home.
The winding Mosel with the slopes covered in vineyards
Steep slopes promise hard work and exquisite wines
Vines on blue slate soils
Blue slate ideal for Riesling grapes
Every individual vine got one stake
Low lying vineyards at the river bank
As many as you like
Famous terroir: Poelicher Held
Famous terroir: Kluesserather Bruderschaft
The Roman wine route
The country I come from is just beautiful. Visit the Mosel and remember the Romans did this too about 2000 years ago. Spring (and Mosel Riesling) is waiting for you.