Monday, March 10, 2014

Weinstrasse, Germany 2011

In the summer of 2011 we did a road trip through the German wine land.  
winery street sign

Graziano & Riesling

a vineyard gate

This was a rare trip where nothing was planned or organized.  
near Bernkastel

Mosel River

vineyards along the mosel river

a glass of Spatburgunder
aka Pinot Noir 

rails for the carts used to go up and down the steep vineyards

riesling in the mid-summer

a aperitivo / tasting at schloss-johannisberg in the Rheingau, big german pretzels go great with riesling

Day by day our journey evolved and memories were created both on our palates and visually.   After this voyage, Riesling became one of my favorite whites.  
the casual country tasting room of Weingut Dr. Heinz Wagner, in Saarburg
You gotta love it when a doctor makes wine! 

row after row of riesling

riesling on the road


The minerality never ceases to amaze me.  The acidity is so cleansing, which makes it an ideal food wine. A wonderful experience that I can’t wait to repeat. 

As always I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

wineshop sign

villa of Dr. Heinz Wagner, in Saarburg

aperitif in black cat town, it was only 11:00!

Dr. Wagner wines

wineshop window in black cat town

wineshop in black cat town

vineyards of schloss-johannisberg in the Rheingau

a small tasting at Zenz, in Ernst, on the Moselstrasse

wine street 

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